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

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-03-17 Pull Date: 2003-05-19
Week Ending: May 4 Apr 27 Apr 20 Apr 13 Apr 6 Mar 30 Mar 23
Airplays: 2 1 1 4 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 12, 2014: Music Casserole
Monstro City
4. May 02, 2003: The Digital/Analog War
2. Nov 04, 2003: The Digital/Analog War
Places I've Never Been
5. Apr 25, 2003: The Digital/Analog War
3. May 02, 2003: Back of the Class
Places I've Never Been
6. Apr 14, 2003: Stirling's Approximation
Monstro City

Album Review
The Dead Kenny-Gs
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