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Album review: El-P – 'Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3' (Gold Dust)

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Album review: El-P – ‘Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3’ (Gold Dust)

Back in the ’90s, as the musical mastermind behind Company Flow and Cannibal Ox, [a]El-P[/a] practically invented indie hip-hop. You’d be forgiven for thinking his time had been and gone by now, but this album of instrumental sketches is surprisingly bullish, its snotty distorted synths and chiptune funk melodies aligning El-P unexpectedly with the output of young UK producers [b]Joker[/b] and [b]Rustie[/b]. Misanthropy still oozes from tracks such as ‘[b]Drunk With A Loaded Pistol[/b]’, but in a way that’s gripping, not just gripey. Let some thirsty young rappers loose on this shit and El-P would really be on to something.

[b]Sam Richards[/b]