Album Review

Dave Dub – “Treatment, The” – [Stones Throw]

Thurston Hunger   10/6/2012   CD, Hip Hop

For some reason this album makes me think of a slinky in space.
The beats are nearly gravity free, never pulling just pushing
you along, E-mu SP-1200 drum machine dialed down to minimal life
support. However the bass is often heavy as a singularity, would
sound good cruising in a Romulan bird of prey. And to warp that
metaphor past its drive, there some definite Spock-in-love
beats… Like on “Space Nigga”, man that definitely has the
fragrance of flowers from This Side of Paradise. And while
looking above past the final frontier into God’s secret lair,
the lyrics here do get a little preachy, but I figure it’s like
when a baller throws down a killer dunk and then thanks god,
the actual earthly show and flow ain’t too shabby. Anyways, the
emphasis is on the complex, not the Messiah most of the time.
You want French horns set to stun, lock into the Day or Reckoning
(one of two instros, the other is “Gratitude”). Party track with
friends to close with “Domination”. Third stones throw from the
sun, and check “Tribulation” for cosmic Hendrix consciousness.
-Thurston Hunger

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