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Borrowing elements from music produced by all his friends, Austin-based Adrian Quesada has put together an interesting piece of work to call his own. Being a classically trained guitarist, his musical ear does well in his attempts at "Problem Solving," combining a steady breakbeat and the dextrous mastery of guitarist Joe Reslivo and bassist Greg Gonzalez. Sample-filled "Chicken Noodles" is driven by an eerie piano and "too many samples to clear," according to the album sleeve. With influences as diverse as Charles Mingus and the Invisible Scratch Piklz, I now understand the jazzy, hip-hop experimentalism that this album attempts to achieve. (Tar)