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Ameer, Malik & Lorin Benedict / Home Is Where The House Is
Album:Home Is Where The House Is Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ameer, Malik & Lorin Benedict Added:02/2011
Label:Edgetone Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-02-27 Pull Date:2011-05-01 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:24 Apr10 Apr27 Mar6 Mar

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 19, 2011:broken flowers
Lookout For The Wolf
3.Mar 26, 2011:Music Casserole
Might As Well Do The Get Up
2.Apr 08, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
When It Reigns It Powers
4.Mar 04, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
When It Reigns It Powers

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-02-23 
MALIK AMEER & LORIN BENEDICT: Home Is Where the House Is
Edgetone, 2011

EXPERIMENTAL HIPHOP / JAZZ – OK, this is different. Malik Ameer raps over oddball grooves and arresting layers of scat singing (or “phonemic emanations” as they put it) by Lorin Benedict. The scat sounds like some kind of encrypted poetry, and the twisted, abstract raps are delivered in an urgent but fractured manner that throws everything off balance... if it ever was in balance. It’s all pretty damn cool. FCC clean except 9 & 10.

All amazing. Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8

1. 4:10 – three layers of scat syllables, swaggering rap over stripped down beat
2. 3:39 – slinky soul: cool-cat scatting, abstract rap and weird P-Funk harmonies
3. 3:43 – classical-tinged scat rondo scraped against a hard, jabbing rap groove
4. 6:45 – cool scat bounces off jumbled sample groove; creepy rap sounds insane
5. 3:37 – scat wraps around a low, somewhat militant groove; no rap
6. 3:48 – agitated rap in inverted groove & drone; deadpan scat like spoken word
7. 3:39 – funky beat: sculpted scat vocalizing gives it flow; rap bobs & weaves
8. 5:14 – a cappella scat, then a fat-man beat; bizarre/funny rap about Buckwheat
9. 3:59 – FCCs (“mothafuckin”) deep groove, gongs & flutes: sinister scat, slow rap
10. 5:39 – FCCs (“fuckers”); uptempo, freaky-ass chopped orchestral groove

[ Fo ] 02/23/11

Track Listing
1.When It Reigns It Powers 6.The Ease Of Travel
2.Might As Well Do The Get Up 7.Lookout For The Wolf
3.Got Phu-Gee 8.Buckwheat Passacaglia
4.Is Phlegm Too Just 9.Footsie Schmootsie
5.Lore In 10.Enclosures