|1. Weird Street To Cross
|3. Panda's Killing Each Other
|5. Empty Airport
|6. This Is Transistor
|This then gets us to the unofficial
title track (or a 'remix' of it), with "Panda's
Killing Each Other" doing a slow
b-boy grinder. What means that production wise the
structures don't leave us puzzled, but we are drawn
into the luxury of breaks and different sections.
The paranoia then forces itself through with demanding
commands, after the reduced scratching by paWL tickles
us out of our cover. At the same time however we
struggle to remove the fog that covers the having
to sink in meaning of the lyrics, us clinging on
to the brackets of words we can follow, like we
desperately hold on to the small parts of a continuos
story in the "Illuminatus" trilogy, knowing
that it will be abandoned, quite likely before we
turn the page. Nevertheless, this is the first best
song on here.
|Allowing paWL to offer a beat too,
Nasa steps away from the board to concentrate on
the spitting to "Equator".
The word play reeks through the odor of the prowling
skills to say clever things, that matures in lyrics
that we appreciate more than they inspire us. The
questions asked on "Empty
Airport" are part of the expectations
of bad things. Because there's little pink hope
being expressed on here. But there's an atmospheric
conclusion to the song, that we enjoy a lot, and
would have enjoyed a lot if these sounds could have
been incorporated into the rest of the song somehow.
As that would have led to a lot more intensity.
Finally there's "This
Is Transistor", where the emcees
are a fire spitting Godzilla, that removes everything
non exciting, over a fazer shooting beat.
|Now going for the easy smart remark,
luckily Nasa is not just touching himself but also
some equipment. At least during the good moments
he's able to create structurally woven beats. Lyrically
we get the one cat always opening the songs that
speaks complexer verses, while his voice is not
as nice as the simpler second cat. Both however
don't make it easy on us to take this in as, well,
easy listening. While at times our thoughts can
wander off, if not to say that their lyrics can
too, there's an obvious hindrance for the casual
listener to fully get into this record. What can't
be considered wholly The Presence responsibility
to prevent. Partially maybe. So if The Presence
still has one empty hand, maybe he can take care
of that on the next record.
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