Eliot Lipp: Tacoma Mockingbird (February 21, 2006) Coming across like Stevie Wonder as re-worked by Dabrye or Yesterday's New Quintet, it is quite clear the producer has a special gift for rewiring fractured funk and hiphop in his own characteristic fashion. It's funny, Tacoma Mockingbird is the perfect companion album to go along with Freescha's Head Warlock Double Stare, both albums look back to a time when synths buzzed and the noise from recording was embraced and both are frankly great fun to listen to. There doesn't seem to be any pretence in Lipp's sound, rather he just wants us to listen up and rock out, a refreshing sentiment from either hip hop or electronic music. It would seem there's a world of neon-lit beauty out there, and with Lipp's help we're going to find it.
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