Consumers Research and Development, 2005
Innerstance.Beatbox reminds me of The Herbaliser, but he’s even funkier! On “Think Again,” soul snippets stutter to a Dabrye-like bassline (which later turns squelchy). “Hi-Sci” has harp glissandos over thick synth-funk. It’s a joyous track that reveals crackly samples at the end. My favorite cut (besides Hazardous Materials’ stomper “Helium Disco”) is the hip-hop-heavy “This Is the Power.” Scratches spice up a simple vibes loop and catchy bassline for four glorious minutes. Despite all my comparisons to other artists, this music isn’t derivative. In fact, it’s a real treat.