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Antipop Consortium / Antipop Vs Matthew Shipp
Album:Antipop Vs Matthew Shipp Collection:General
Artist:Antipop Consortium Added:02/2003
Label:Thirsty Ear Communication 

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Add Date:2003-03-17 Pull Date:2003-05-19 
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Album Review
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Reviewed 2003-03-03 
Antipop Consortium vs. Matthew Shipp
Experimental Hip-Hop verses Free Jazz Piano Improv. This is a hard album to describe in a general sense, some of the tracks are jazzy bits with some hip-hop flavored beats, others are more like straight Antipop stuff with some live instrument comping. I picked up this to review because I really liked the first track, I just wish the rest of the album was as interesting. Don't get me wrong, this album is pretty good, but it's not all that revolutionary and I didn't feel like the two groups working together made something that was more then the sum of its parts. Try out tracks 1, 5, and 8 and then move out from there if you like what you hear.
1) **Instrumental with dark, wide piano chords
2) Straight ahead jazzy with vocal interludes
3) Slow rapping over a more sparse instrumentation
4) After a light, pretty straight, vocals, piano quoting XXX from Miles "All Blues" from Kind of Blue
5) *Looping piano repetitions with minimal accompanyment that very gradually increases intensity
6) Bowed bass intro, then rapping over a kind of minimalist drum-n-bass
8) *Slow rapping with sparse afro-beat percussion and occasional exclaimations from Shipp's piano
10) Up-tempo free jazz piano workout
Tom Purcell, March 2003

Track Listing
1.Places I've Never Been 6.Coda
2.Staph 7.Stream Light
3.Slow Horn 8.Monstro City
4.A Knot in Your Bop 9.Real Is Surreal
5.Svp 10.Free Hop