She Was Thicker Than The Kick Off Supersonic
There's some albums you never forget experiencing for the first time. You don't just remember the first time you listened, but inconsequential minutae surrounding those virgin plays. Sadly, it seems that as one gets older, newer albums of even equal quality, seem to lose the significance of those that shaped your love in music. Today, I often re-examine some of my favorite albums from pre-teen years and am shocked at how mediocre they really are. Therefore, I especially cherish any album that I 'experience' after my high school years.
I haven't had many 'experiences' as an adult. Even more depressing is that my love for some of these 'experienced' albums is not sudden and immediate. The Unseen and Madvillainy took some digestion before I realized their brilliance. (Maybe it's a Madlib thing?) Perhaps the only album of the past eight or so years to instantly dazzle me was MF DOOM's Operation Doomsday. After hearing a certain now-jailed message board veteran incessantly rave about the album's brilliance, I was able to track down some MP3s in a pre-Napster era. On first listen, I was floored at the album's unique feel and overall quality. The next day, I woke up and decided that picking up this album was ultimately more important than attending some core college courses. I have no regrets. Doomsday was in my crate for every radio show I ever did, spanning roughly 3 years. Just in case. (That would prove to be helpful when an unmasked Dumile, then rumored to be much more reclusive than now, attended the radio show and read what would prove to be our only PSA.)
DOOM has been getting alot of 'featured artist' love of late. Featured today is Zero 7's 'Somersault (Dangermouse Remix.)' Zero 7 is composed of British producers Sam Hardaker and Henry Bims, and may remind hip-hop fans of Morcheeba, although that comparison could be way off (my ear for electronica and IDM is a bit untrained.) 'Somersault' features the lovely vocals of Sia Furler, as the remix works in two fine verses from Doom, and spectacular production from Dangermouse. Hopefully, this is an accurate preview of the quality of the upcoming Danger Doom project.
My guess is that some of you hip-hop fans will scoff at the softer, orchestral feel of this track. I, myself, am a sucker for the hip-hop love song. Enjoy and hit up the Comments section with a short review.
Zero 7 f/ MF DOOM: Somersault (Dangermouse Remix) MP3