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Sunday, May 12, 2013

PILLOWFIGHT / Pillowfight [2013]

When you get two unique artists like Dan The Automator & Emily Wells teaming up you get something as refreshing as 2013's trip-hop project Pillowfight.
With a little help from Kid Koala, Mike Patton and Lateef The Truthspeaker doing guest spots you're almost guaranteed some far-fetched, fascinating results.  Unfortunately it never fully realizes it's full potential.  Still, it manages to produce some memorable bits, filled with thick strutting beats, plucky piano hooks, wavering organ lines and muted brass sections all piloted by Wells' sultry vocals, that make me think of Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse with a little more of an urban attitude.  

3 criminal games out of 5

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