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The Broken Beats of Laughing Khokmah

Atmospheric rhythmic incongruities

The Laughing Khokmah Ensemble has placed another fine set of gloriously broken instrumental hip-hop up on Bandcamp. Titled B Sides (drunk.), the set is all atmospheric rhythmic incongruities, from what sound like the clipped sonics of a video-game arcade of “Program.” to the echoed, darkly psychedelic funk of “Sphere.” to the strict surface-noise abstractions of “End.” It’s not all downtempo, by any means. “Aura.” plays with a threateningly cyborgian choral effect, and “Brutal.” employs a low-slung bass throb that could have been liften from a Bill Laswell live recording. The album, 17 tracks in all, is at tlke.bandcamp.com at “name your price,” which allows for free download but, hey, how about chipping in a few bucks.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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