Jody Bigfoot and Tandaro – Duszt
Jody Bigfoot and Tandaro sculpt a surreal, sci-fi sort of take on hip-hop on the hyper pop perfection of “Duszt”. Production-wise the sound stuns for they hit hard with the beats. Beyond the clear emphasis on rap they incorporate pieces of noise, found sound, reggae, dubstep, electro, even industrial enters the fray. The songs have a great darkness to them for they bring in so much detail within the careful lyricism, for each verse has a pointed state to it. Raps and rhythms mess with listener expectations, for the tempos have a veering chaotic quality to them. Delivery here cuts to the very bone for they hold nothing back at all.
A truly ambitious opener “Hataraite” sets the tone for what follows, as the multi-suite multi-part piece is a virtual symphony. The riddims of “Ring Ring” gives it a bit of a tropical humidity behind it. Bass has a harrowing, haunted cryptic ethos with “Where Is The Style” as the edge of the sound features an urban decay quality to it. Quite tortured the insanity of “Hands” never lets up. With a little bit of light comes the reflective “It’s All Good”. Beats have a beauty to them on the nimble sparkling precision of “Trees”. Harsh detail moves into focus with “Seed In The Wind” for there is a tenderness. “Stars” neatly summarizes all that came before it, bringing the album to a fantastic finale.
“Duszt” proves Jody Bigfoot and Tandaro’s uncanny ability to offer a bleak, heavy take, one that touches upon hip-hop’s very roots.