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    Here is another underground release of 2004 which I haven't heard anyone discuss or mention yet (although it's been out a while, it only recieved a rapreviews.com review last week!).


    Automato - Automato
    Automato are a group of white kids from New York, making hip-hop "organically"; that is, with live instruments. People have said they sound like The Roots crossed with The Beastie Boys. Decide for yourself.

    It probably won't blow your mind in the way the press release makes you think it will, but it's well worth a listen. I've been giving it regular rotation for about a month now, so hopefully some of you will enjoy it as well.

    Link: http://s6.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0E...FE85DC92467EE1

    1. Focus
    2. The Single
    3. My Casio
    4. Walk In To The Light
    5. Gold Of Desert Kings
    6. Cool Boots
    7. Hollywood And Vine
    8. Capes Billowing
    9. The Let Go
    10. How To Read A Person Like A Book
    11. Hope

    "Automato marks the first hip hop artist on Dim Mak and an explosive introduction to boot. We at Dim Mak are very proud this is our hip hop debut. On goes the story:

    New York City hip hop group Automato is Alex Frankel, Ben Fries, Jesse Levine, Nick Millhiser, Andrew Raposo and Morgan Wiley. Completed in January of 2003, their forthcoming debut album was produced by James Murphy and Tim Goldsworthy of the DFA.

    The goal was to make an album that sounds and feels like the sample based hip hop records they love, yet capture the un-hip hop 'band' element of the group. They not only succeeded at this, but surpassed their expectations and the result is a testament to Automato's willingness to go where other hip hop groups will not. Automato's interests and aspirations lie beyond the pigeonhole of genre rap or underground hip hop and seem to branch into whatever the fuck they were feeling that day.

    In the process of making the album, the DFA and Automato were never without a point of reference and everyone was listening to as much music as they were recording. It was common to find Nas' Illmatic, Can's Tago Mago, Pixies' Surfer Rosa, and David Axelrod's Songs of Experience vying for time on the studio's record player. Automato's is an album that, like any good hip hop record, is a product of its influences.

    The vocals are somewhere between Cannibal Ox, Andre 3000, Jay Z, and Ghostface, while the beats recall a mid-nineties Pete Rock remix of Talking Heads covering Kraftwerk.

    Points: Jumbo from The Lifesavers (Quannum- DJ Shadow's label & crew) does a remix for "Walk into the Light" Produced by The DFA."


    Source: http://www.dimmak.com/automato/

    Last edited by Rondell*Beene; 10-08-2004, 09:56 PM.
    OZ HIP HOP.COM
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    downloading now...

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    • #3
      this is a pretty tight cd man........where do u hear about all these rappers besides that site?
      "Mommy's little monster. don't wake him in a fit"

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      • #4
        ^ A little bit of everywhere, but mainly street press, websites and general word of mouth... try Stealth Magazine, Out4Fame Magazine, hiphopsite.com, ozhiphop.com and rapreviews.com if you're looking for information on up and coming underground artists.

        Now, back to Automato... Come on people; quit being so conservative and try this shit out
        Last edited by Rondell*Beene; 10-09-2004, 06:34 AM.
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        • #5
          I'm downloading it now, I'll let you know what I think later. Thanks for the links Rondell, hopefully the lack of response doesn't discourage you from posting up more stuff like this. This was exactly the reason that I wanted the underground forum, to find out about rappers I might not have otherwise found out about
          Oh its true, its true

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          • #6
            ive definitely never heard anything like this (besides the roots of course)....the main vocalist has a good voice and flow.......people definitely need to check this out
            "Mommy's little monster. don't wake him in a fit"

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            • #7
              ^ Glad you like it

              Uppin'. Uppin'. Uppin'.
              OZ HIP HOP.COM
              THE RAP CELLA

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              • #8
                downloading...thanks...ill tell you what i think later
                http://www.last.fm/user/Real_Hip_Hop

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                • #9
                  its ok...not that good
                  my view
                  beats - 4/5
                  lyrics - 3/5
                  overall 3.5/5 or 7/10
                  http://www.last.fm/user/Real_Hip_Hop

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                  • #10
                    ^ How did you download this album, and listen to it in 13 minutes?

                    Anyway, I'd give the album 7.5-8/10... it kinda loses its steam in the second half, but the opening tracks are fire.
                    OZ HIP HOP.COM
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                    • #11
                      It was basically finished downloading when i made the first post
                      and theres 11 songs
                      i listened to about a minute of each song just for the feel of the album and see how i liked it
                      im still listening to it now...30 minutes later, my views are the same.
                      http://www.last.fm/user/Real_Hip_Hop

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                      • #12
                        "Do you fools listen to music or do you just skim through it?"


                        sorry it had to be said...

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                        • #13
                          I seen these cats one time perform. they were original and had a nice sound, I didnt hear anything lyrically too ill but they were nice. they openend for RJD2 so rj stole the show, but automato isnt bad. good lookin rondell

                          Each line meditates so deap its a trance
                          If I told you to hang yourself, you'd leap at the chance
                          Jus Allah

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                          • #14
                            I finished listening to this on the way to / from work last night and its pretty decent. I don't know that it'll go in heavy rotation but it was a nice change of pace. When I first put it in, on the first track, I don't know what instrument it was, but there was a screech / shriekish noise that kind of turned me off. I got back into the album pretty soon after though.
                            Oh its true, its true

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 2ndroundko
                              I finished listening to this on the way to / from work last night and its pretty decent. I don't know that it'll go in heavy rotation but it was a nice change of pace. When I first put it in, on the first track, I don't know what instrument it was, but there was a screech / shriekish noise that kind of turned me off. I got back into the album pretty soon after though.
                              LOL... I know the sound you're talking about, but I like it.

                              Then again, I'm a big fan of weird sounds

                              Keep downloading people... the unknown is nothing to fear.
                              OZ HIP HOP.COM
                              THE RAP CELLA

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