Sound Ancestors


Sound Ancestors

Latest release from the Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist arranged by producera and DJ Kieran Hebden (Four Tet)

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  1. 10.0 |   A.V. Club

    Arranged by Four Tet, the producer’s stunning album is poignant and sincere, combining beats, jazz, reggae toasts and vocal snippets into a kind of folklore
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  2. 9.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    It’s modern, it’s innovative and it’s the very reason why they have as many fans as they do
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  3. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    This record further cements his status as one of the most creative and inspirational producers of today
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  4. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The wildly inventive rapper-producer teams up with electronic musician Four Tet to create an album that lives in the space between the past and the future
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  5. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    Sound Ancestors is a realisation of what the Madlib and Hebden are capable of in tandem. It’s bold, different, and takes the genre of instrumental hip hop to the next level
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  6. 8.0 |   Sungenre

    Having these two producer titans – one specialising in hip-hop, one in electronic music but both interested in the other’s boundaries – is its own reward
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  7. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Sound Ancestors is Madlib revelling in his love of music
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  8. 7.9 |   Pitchfork

    On his collaborative album with Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden, the producer, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, and archivist remains masterful by simply turning what he hears into something new and revelatory
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  9. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    A mixed bag if ever there was one. It's funky, it's psychedelic, it's jazzy, dirty, clean, and mean. It's Madlib
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  10. 7.0 |   All Music

    Eclectic, long-gestating full-length drawn from hundreds of Madlib beats and studio sessions, edited and arranged by Four Tet
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  11. 7.0 |   Albumism

    Madlib has certainly started 2021 on the right foot musically
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  12. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Sound Ancestors amounts to cool sonics that fail to leave a lasting impression
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