Krazy Baldhead The B-Suite

Krazy Baldhead The B-Suite
The debut full-length release from France's Krazy Baldhead is an interesting sign for electrohouse magnate Ed Banger Records, but just goes to show that the label that is home to such acts as Justice, DJ Mehdi and Feadz doesn't necessarily embody that certain sound it has infamously been pigeonholed with. The B-Suite is grouped into four movements, each distinct enough to warrant the breaks, yet imminently connected by the album's structure. For all of the blunders in which the tracks build, only to fall short of an anticipated eruption, The B-Suite redeems itself through its different styles in each movement. Krazy Baldhead's background in jazz shines through in the second movement with hiccupped horns and mechanical beats, while hip-hop creeps into the fold with vocals on "Time" by Tes. The third movement plays more with bouncy synths before the fourth movement adds a bit of grit with electro and upright bass. This is an album that effortlessly blurs the lines of distinction. (Ed Banger)