Mar 22, 2009 at 8:48 am
An oldie but the. . .best. .ever. A bit of a supergroup with Del tha Funkee Homosapien on the mic, Dan the Automator and Kid Koala producing, and some incredible names featured on some tracks. (Damon motha fucking Albarn!) This is one that I have listened to for years without realizing what I was really listening too oddly enough, as this album is full of classics. (Positive Contact has made its way around the mediosphere) I had never actually put it together that this stuff may actually be part of an album, and I definitely had know idea that they had done some tracks with Damon Albarn. Time Keeps on Slipping (feat. Albarn), Virus, 3030 (title track), and Mastermind may easily go down on the list I compile right before I die of Songs of Most Good Listening Properties:
Time Keeps on Slipping (feat. Albarn) [iTunes link]
Virus [iTunes link]
Something about this album is just special, in my mind at least, Del spitting about the weird ass future, technology, with Automator and Koala making a perfect blend of strange, eerie, and truly unique beats to reflect Del’s unmistakable rising and falling style. We are talking scratching over orchestra’s, theramin’s, and very interesting samples, just enjoy the damn songs. And as far as the lyrical content goes, this is quite easily the best of Del. I love it when a group or mc sits down and develops a true theme for an album (no money, rims, etc. aren’t really themes) that is actually interesting. I am sorry Kanye, but as interesting and glorious your life may be, it doesn’t have anything on the year 3030.
Update: DEL IS ON BANDCAMP! Check out the whole album:
What is the “and hope!” about? Well rumor has it that these fellars are busy working on a 2nd installment entitled Deltron Event II. Take your time, and bring another group of amazing friends.