Self Titled (Debut CD)
Work on the debut album began in Chicago in 1993. Most of the tracks were produced within the summer of 1996, in Minneapolis, concluding finally in the summer of '98."The best tracks, like the acid-orchestral 'Theme,' the choir-hooked 'Digital Occasion,' and the echo-filled 'Determined,' evoke the smart, moody 'beat concrete' of DJ Shadow. ...Escape Mechanism appropriates often easy-to-spot samples of everybody from Thelonious Monk to Mr. Rogers (who, in the album's most memorable moment, reassures us that 'only children can fall down the bathroom drain')."
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