Saturday, February 23, 2008

Lovage - Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By.

Dan the Automator is, like Madlib from the previous post, a multi-talented and highly active DJ who has impacted hip hop immeasurably- think Deltron 3030 & Dr. Octagon. This radioactive sample is, as the title suggests, music for the bedroom. If he alone wasn't enough, Dan decided to bring in one of the most talented vocalists of our time: Mike Patton (Faith No More & Fantomas, among others). With Patton singing contra Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields) a scene of the steamiest fornication is imagined and encouraged in our private bedrooms. The sampling is comically entertaining as always with The Automator, but it doesn't interfere with his primary goal: to get you laid. There are two instrumentals on this album, each of which get your body rocking. The scenes move from petty crime (To Catch a Thief) to frightening necrophilia (Flowers From the Grave). This album is well balanced in the darkness and lightness that looms over our sexual conscious and subconscious minds. It may seem heavy in description but fear not , because Dan balances these fantastic worlds with his innate sense of yin and yang. Enjoy.


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