Egadz- We Want Neutrinos (2009)

Posted: February 17, 2011 by Is This Revolutionary? in Album, Reviews
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We’re going to get one thing straight. I love Themselves. Like, seriously, they are incredible. Dose One is an absolute genius and Jel is a god with that drum machine. He was probably one of the most talented men to ever touch that machine. That was until Egadz.

I’m not going to bother you by re-writing all his details, I’ll just quote them:

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, Egadz is a hip hop artist who makes his beats and music with an electronic edge. Originally starting as a hip-hop DJ nearly ten years ago, he quickly decided to take his love for music one step further and began producing. By 2010 he has taken many college radio Top 10 spots, as well as licensing his songs to some of the biggest companies in the US including MTV, Vans, Monster, Red Bull, DC Shoes, and many many more.Over the last 10 years he has since released 4 projects, and has played shows with acts such as Aesop Rock, Elliot Lipp, Daddy Kev, D-Styles, Thavius Beck, Sole and the Skyrider Band, WHY?, Restiform Bodies, Kool Keith, and many many more.

Okay, so now you know the guy’s legit. I mean, damn, he played with WHY? and Aesop Rock, 2 of my top 10 artists on my iTunes. That’s serious fucking news. One listen, and you’ll know why all the hype is completely true. This guy has loads of creativity, and the skill and talent of a musician to back it up.

Though this album, his latest album, is from 2009, it needs to be rebroadcast. It’s not so much because he has a one-of-a-kind genre (which he doesn’t), but it’s the heart he puts behind it. No other person I’ve ever listened to has put this much emotion and creativity behind an album like this without vocals. Seriously, with just one machine and a mind full of mystery, he pulls together one hell of an album. It’s pretty much obvious that a human couldn’t actually play many of these beats on these tracks with a normal drum set, and that’s part of the fun. It’s the pushing of music, how far can a beat go with or without actual physical instruments, that really keeps us listening to music, especially ones that have a hip-hop feel. His tracks run from uplifting and fun “Glock Out” to spacey and spiritual “Have Some Guts Kid” to the flat-out chill “We Want Neutrinos”. My favorite track on this album is “Egadz is Dead” because it has this pseudo-Trance feel to it, but you don’t feel like you’re in a room full of wackos strung out on your local chemist’s latest concoction.

Rating: 4/5 kegs. The album covers all bases and conveys all feelings. Amazing work out of just a little box.

We were asked specifically not to release this album, but we were told we could offer some tracks, so we have for you: “Egadz Is Dead”, “We Want Neutrinos”, “We Want Neutrinos 4.0” (a live version that will blow you the fuck away), and a mash-up he did of a Postal Service song and a Notorious B.I.G. song. I listen to it almost every day. Seriously.

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