Blockhead The Music Scene

Blockhead The Music Scene
The music found on The Music Scene broadcasts a place for explorative musical journeying much greater than one found on pop radio. As a NY-based hip-hop artist on Ninja Tune, Blockhead's emotively intelligent and unconventional music might be found in the crates of A-Trak or Q-Bert. Using varied discovered samples, Blockhead's music is largely created using reworked sounds, ranging from the musically delectable to the alarmingly weird. Successfully empowering old sounds, Blockhead conceptualizes and plays with mindful spoken word, soulful diva vocals and weird '50s-era television audio amongst ballsy jazz horns and instrumentation, voodoo singing and sounds borrowed from opera and classical. Successfully woven together, Blockhead guides the production of exceptionally solid links to make up the songs on this record. "The Daily Routine" (about drug addiction) blends electric guitar rock, traditional sounds, soft flutes and addicts arguing. "Attack the Doctor" is vibrant and speedy, a melodic cacophony somehow reminiscent of Buddhist temples and Tim Burton all at once. (Ninja Tune)