The Shadow Of Their Suns

Wax Tailor - The Shadow Of Their Suns
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January 8, 2021 / Release Date
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Wax Tailor, French turntablist and trip-hop producer's newest album takes a much less collage-like sampling approach and focuses on the original production built around great samples. Featured artists show up, unlike his Avalanches-adjacent debut in '05, including: Del the Funky Homosapien, Mr. Lif, D Smoke, Yungen Blakrok, Boog Brown and A Gil Scott-Heron spoken track. Also, some singers I'm admittedly not familiar with.
Wax Tailor - The Shadow of Their Suns

Genre: Downtempo
Country: France

Final Verdict: 59% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 4th / 15

Highlight: Shining Underdog

Made me think of:
Ursula 1000
The Avalanches
After the first two tracks, I thought I was going to spend a long and frustrating time listening to this, but it turned out to be a fun and pleasant moment! The diversity of the featuring artists and the variety of genre used are a huge strength in this record.
The first album of 2021 to capture my attention. This plunderphonic infused trip hop album was engaging all the way through by using interesting samples and some hard hitting boom bap beats. Production was good paired with appropriate features, song transitions and a diverse array of sounds which meant for an interesting listen. I appreciated the fantastic opener which introduced us to the album mahgnificenly, served with a majestic and epic tone. Also the closer was interessting, a fast ... read more
This album was very close to being very, very good. There's a lot of really interesting sounds going on and some great production, but i think some delivery was off. There were a few very skippable songs, but for the most part, the album was quite good, but not quite a favorite of January so far. If anything, it got me more interested in checking out Wax Tailor's other work.
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Added on: January 7, 2021