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THIS WEEK'S MUSIC PICKS
They get bottom billing for this hot indie-hiphop show, but Australia's Curse ov Dialect is worth leaving work early to hit Chop Suey at the ungodly hour of 5pm. COD disorients your ass with wildly varied instrumental, vocal, and noise samples. The quintet's musical multiculturism will have you squeaking in tounges and breaking thumbs on linoleum. COD's debut album, 'Lost in the Real Sky' (Mush) features conscious, weirdly flowing rappers spitting over kaleidoscope backdrops more indebted to ethnomusicologists' libraries than to played out jazz and funk vinyl. Imagine Public Enemy's Bomb Squad producers remixing Nonesuch's Explorer Series, and then you're close to grasping COD's baffling methodology. This hiphop isn't left field; it's completely out of the ballpark.