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Endtroducing... [Deluxe Edition]
     

Endtroducing... [Deluxe Edition]

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by DJ Shadow
 

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As a suburban Californian kid, DJ Shadow tended to treat hip-hop as a musical innovation, not as an explicit social protest, which goes a long way toward explaining why his debut album, Endtroducing..., sounded like nothing else at the time of its release. Using hip-hop, not only its rhythms but its cut-and-paste techniques, as a foundation, Shadow created a

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As a suburban Californian kid, DJ Shadow tended to treat hip-hop as a musical innovation, not as an explicit social protest, which goes a long way toward explaining why his debut album, Endtroducing..., sounded like nothing else at the time of its release. Using hip-hop, not only its rhythms but its cut-and-paste techniques, as a foundation, Shadow created a deep, endlessly intriguing world on Endtroducing..., one where there are no musical genres, only shifting sonic textures and styles. Shadow created the entire album from samples, almost all pulled from obscure, forgotten vinyl, and the effect is that of a hazy, half-familiar dream -- parts of the record sound familiar, yet it's clear that it only suggests music you've heard before, and that the multi-layered samples and genres create something new. And that's one of the keys to the success of Endtroducing... -- it's innovative, but it builds on a solid historical foundation, giving it a rich, multi-faceted sound. It's not only a major breakthrough for hip-hop and electronica, but for pop music. [Island's deluxe edition of Endtroducing... adds a second disc, titled "Excessive Ephemera," that delivers on the promise of the title. Except for a pair of solid remixes (by Cut Chemist and Peshay), plus 12 minutes of live Shadow from 1997, most of the bonus material consists of alternates or demos of album tracks (and two are merely album tracks without sample overdubs) that add little to an understanding of the record.]

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Release Date:
06/07/2005
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602498286821
catalogNumber:
000445502

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