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Las Vegas techno experimentalist Albert Azar has Massive Attack taste on a Flowchart budget, but for about a fifth or so of his debut artist album he gets the damn-near-impossible done. There’s a dubstep part to the guy, but only relating to some what-the-heck cheese and an occasional on-the-phone-patch added to his bemused Sprechgesang-style vocal, which at turns prostrates to each of Massive Attack’s main players.

I appreciate that Azar eschews the wacky fake-ennui BS in which so many trip-hop and DnB artists immerse their every public move (I think this is the first black-and-white 8-by-10 glossy I’ve received in months aside from the ones that show up in you-better-review-this-or-else packages from the big labels), but he could stand to lay off the almost Carl Sagan-like earnestness he projects – trip-hop is supposed to invent universes, not study them.

By Eric Saeger

Homepage: NeuHuman

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