Blockhead – Music By Cavelight (2004)


Somehow, some way, it’s taken me this long to finally check out the work of Ninja Tune producer Blockhead. I’ve been missing out on an entire decade of classically grounded yet forward thinking instrumental hip-hop, as well as production work with some of the best MCs of the past few years, including Aesop Rock. I’ve heard few records with such an organic, layered depth of sample work; gorgeous orchestral swells tangle with rambling jazz, while old, distorted soul samples soar over Hendrix-like guitar solos, all of which unfold over Block’s massive, vintage-sounding percussion. Each beat demands to be picked apart, its layers explored and scrutinized. Your head won’t stop bobbing, and your ears won’t stop thanking you.

This edition also includes five bonus Aesop Rock instrumentals produced by Blockhead, including ‘Daylight’.


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