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Poirier, Ghislan / Beats As Politics
Album:Beats As Politics Collection:General
Artist:Poirier, Ghislan Added:Nov 2003
Label:Chocolate Industries 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-03-29 Pull Date:2004-05-31 
Week Ending:May 30May 23May 16May 9Apr 11Apr 4

 Recent Airplay
1.May 26, 2004:Stirling's Approximation
Civil Disobedience
4.May 12, 2004:Stirling's Approximation
2.May 22, 2004:15 Miles til Sunday
Civil Disobedience
5.May 06, 2004:Trip Over Zero
Civil Disobedience
3.May 20, 2004:Trip Over Zero
Civil Disobedience
6.May 05, 2004:Stirling's Approximation
De L'art De La Fellation

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-02-09 
(Pronounce Ghee-lane Pwa-ree-ay) OK, so the title’s a bit overblown. Still, experimental hip-hop featuring great breaks, some interesting sample juxtapositions, funky grooves, and some decent French raps from this Montrealer and his friends.

1. Short intro beats and recital of ideas
2. Dubby beats, flute
3. Dig the plinky banjo-like sample over a rough beat
4. The rhyming is the weakest aspect, the beats are good
5. More flow in French over a reggae-based dub track
6. Downtempo and grouchy, so it’s ironically titled “Montreal In My Head”
7. Fluttering flute sample over solid groove
8. Japanese phone conversation
9. Frenetic French rap over persistent backwards-running bass loop
10. Just a groove for most of two minutes, then this piano arpeggio loop starts dropping in like a pebble into a pong, waves spreading outward each time
11. Pretty spartan boom-bap

Track Listing
1.New Ideas 6.Montreal Dans Ma Tete
2.Civil Disobedience 7.Civil Disobedience
3.Conflicts 8.Courto Sur Le Phone
4.Gray Space 9.Carquois
5.De L'art De La Fellation 10.Rien De Grave