edIT: Crying Over Pros for No Reason
Reviewed by Drumist 13guet (gridface.com)
The Planet Mu label enlarges its roster with a record that will make many realize electronic music has a hot, beating heart. It is not only the acoustic guitar seductively basting the instrumental hip hop sequences (reinvented not long ago by Scott Herren), it’s calming them down, reading them slower, interpreting them better. An insect in slow-mo deconstruction moving its legs on a parched speaker freezes in time. The melody emerges clearer than Herren’s, but
Album Review: edIT - crying over pros for no reason (Planet Mu)
Reviewed by Dan (gusset)
Do you remember DJ Shadow telling us Why Hip-Hop Sucks in '96? Well, edIT tells us why it sucks in 2004, and its because there isn't enough of it that sounds like this (Prefuse 73 being the obvious exception).
The laid back melancholy of crying over pros... is at the same time brooding and almost oppressive. The heavy use of guitars - similar sounding to Weaver001 - the lead line worth of µ-ziq on Ltlp, the pulsating phased synth pads, all create an atmosphere
edIT "Crying Over Pros For No Reason"
Reviewed by Suzie Q (logo magazine)
Los Angeles’ Edward Ma has been tagged as an experimental hip hopper, and that’s true, though the essence of the form has been distilled to such an extent that it’s barely recognisable, formed instead into languorous electronic glitch-hop. Here are ten tracks boasting around ten ideas apiece, a marvellous selection of micro-miniature overtures guided by a mercurial touch and ever-expanding consciousness. Startling.
Reviewed by Anil Bawa (plan b magazine)
I hold Scott Herron in pretty high regard. Not only for producing extremely sophisticated records using limited equipment (Prefuse 73’s tunes are made entirely without the help of a laptop) but for using a broad cultural worldview in such an efficient manner. There’s a richness of music culture compressed into his recordings under various monikers, and it doesn’t often get the credit it deserves. When I met him last year, for example, he pulled out a Lo Borges
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