Cut Chemist

Outro (Revisited) EP

by Sachyn Mital

29 May 2012

 
cover art

Cut Chemist

Outro (Revisited) EP

(A Stable Sound)
US: 10 Apr 2012
UK: Import

Cut Chemist’s new single “Outro (Revisited)” is featured on his new EP with three complimentary versions: an instrumental, a dub version and a bonus beats version. The single is fun, frantic teaser from the forthcoming album Die Cut, his first album since 2006’s The Audience’s Listening.

“Outro”‘s rapid-fire beats put listeners on the run, and run you shall, as you have to keep with Blackbird’s brisk verses lest you become a sucker and “bite the dust.” Its guitar rock riffs and occasional shredding guitar solo sound akin to those in (Chemist’s frequent collaborator) DJ Shadow’s last album though Chemist is aided here by Deantoni Parks (Mars Volta) and Lonnie Marshall (Weapon of Choice) who provide drums and bass respectively. The dub version of “Outro” is more psychedelic and a worthwhile listen, while the bonus beats version and instrumental versions are just what they seem.

Overall, the original track shows promise; the single track could warrant a higher rating on its own, but with two tracks more DJ friendly than listener noteworthy, the EP might not be necessary, but it’s a nice touch. Now it waits to be seen if Cut Chemist has avoided any slump due to the long gestation period between albums.

Outro (Revisited) EP

Rating:

 

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong online. Please consider a donation to support our work as an independent publisher devoted to the arts and humanities. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing and challenging times where advertising no longer covers our costs. We need your help to keep PopMatters publishing. Thank you.

 


//comments
//related
//Mixed media
//Blogs

20 Questions: Nashville Singer-Songwriter Natalie Hemby

// Sound Affects

"Natalie Hemby's Puxico is a standout debut from a songwriter who has been behind the scenes for over a decade.

READ the article