|MH-223 Thavius Beck - Decomposition
The sprawling arrangements on Thavius Beck's Mush debut, Decomposition burrow into the listeners brain with a mix of melodic samples, chopped breaks, pulsating synths, and head-swirling delay, then morph into genre-bending sound paintings adorned with hallucinogenic vocal samples. Four vocal tracks, "Open Your F*@!ing Eyes" (featuring vocals by Thavius Beck himself), "June Gloom" (vocals by Subtitle), "Amongst the Shadows" (vocals by Cedric Bixler-Zavala of Mars Volta), and "Demons of Destruction" (vocals by Longevity of Darkleaf) find homes among instrumental tracks that are as densely layered and expertly crafted as is found in modern electronic music. Decomposition is a work worthy of extended headphone listening.
|Should pin you by the very first track - Urb / Heady and intense throughout - Metro.Pop / You can't stop listening - Pop Matters / A must have for hip-hop fans who see a future for the genre beyond the dancefloor - San Francisco Examiner / Close your eyes, swallow, and get to know true enlightenment - Absorb
|I kicked my feet up, doob in hand and sparked Mr. Thavius Beck in Decomposition. While giving this composition a spin I decided to have a game of electronic chess and Decomposition became my theme music for the battle. It turned out to be the most fucked up game of chess I have ever played. The sounds on this CD are insanity, living in the mind of Thavius demanding no review or explanation. I am forced to provide a review at the moment but this CD need not be reviewed it must be experienced with a blunt and a snifter of mescaline. It is an intense mix of electronically sampled consciousness along with a sack of exotic beats and bass lines. To experience the full potential of Decomposition I firmly believe the listener must put themselves in an inebriated mental state, whether that comes to you via a narcotic or by a lightly lit room filled with unconsciousness and incense, this CD is definitely an experience for the senses. It challenged me to think for myself during the long spaces between hypnotic techno and exotic hip-hop samples used by Thavius as a gateway drug to the listeners' imagination. Try giving this CD a spin in the dark with a syringe full of unconsciousness, you wont soon regret it. - Hip-Hop DX