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Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
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Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
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Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
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Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
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Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
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Lisbon
Fat Possum
Eliot Lipp
Steele Street Scraps
Hefty

Rating: 9/10 ?


September 12, 2006
Eliot Lipp has been crazy busy touring and recording - early 2006 saw the release of his second full-length album, Tacoma Mockingbird - but somehow he found time to knock out this EP. Hefty describes the short player as a collection of songs created during the sessions that spawned Tacoma Mockingbird, fleshed out with a couple of new songs, collaborations, and remixes. All considered, it's not your typical short-term effort. With the EP, Lipp further solidifies his signature electronic-hip hop blended sound. It is a surprise when he pulls off what he does; pairing old, sometimes cliché breakbeats with new sampled rhythms and some bendy and catchy Korg and Sequential Circuits synth riffs that make one nostalgic for the days of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's The Chronic and Doggystyle. Anyone could groove on these 10 tracks, so don't think it's just an indie head or backpacker's delight. More listeners should and will embrace Lipp as the next rising name in electronic and hip-hop production after hearing efforts like this.

Reviewed by Josh Zanger
Joshua Ian Zanger, a native of rural Chicago, rocks many a world with his writing, style, and generally sweet aroma.

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