For the Curious
A-Plus (or Adam Carter, as his family probably knows him) has been creating and producing since forever. And this album seems like it's been out forever--I've been listening to it for almost a year. I still can't get my mind around, but it's time to jettison a review nonetheless.
This largely instrumental album is a blast. The beats are light, yet insistent. The sounds are tuneful and buoyant. These aren't unknown ideas, but they're definitely underground today. Which is too bad.
Combined with Molly's Dirty Water, a more electronic-influenced effort that came out about a year ago, A-Plus has laid down two great albums that still sound fresh and exciting after a year's worth of listening.
This is probably not the future of hip-hop or anything like that, but if albums like this are merely the future of A-Plus, I will be a happy man.
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