Event 2

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All Music Guide - James Wilkinson
Nine years in the making, Event II is the second album of inventive hip-hop from Deltron 3030 and follows their eponymous 2000 debut. Comprising Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Kid Koala -- three names that were intrinsic to the development of Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's Gorillaz project -- Deltron 3030 premiered much of this material at a summer 2012 Toronto festival appearance. The June, 2013-released single, "City Rising from the Ashes," is featured.
All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Getting the cautions out of the way first, Event 2 is a sequel through and through, a 2013 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Wilkinson
Nine years in the making, Event II is the second album of inventive hip-hop from Deltron 3030 and follows their eponymous 2000 debut. Comprising Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Kid Koala -- three names that were intrinsic to the development of Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's Gorillaz project -- Deltron 3030 premiered much of this material at a summer 2012 Toronto festival appearance. The June, 2013-released single, "City Rising from the Ashes," is featured.
All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Getting the cautions out of the way first, Event 2 is a sequel through and through, a 2013 return to the future world that rapper Del the Funky Homosapien, producer Dan the Automator, and DJ Kid Koala created with the project's groundbreaking, self-titled concept album debut. Those unfamiliar with the 2000 release should certainly get hip before tackling this excellent follow-up, which often feels like a tribute or celebration of the original. Here, high-profile guests enthusiastically play their roles in the style of the Deltron mythos, where Del's alter ego Deltron Zero fights against the inter-planetary and evil corporations that now run the universe. It's all delivered with Automator providing a '70s-scaled, sci-fi soundtrack where strings suggest a satellite's POV shot of Earth as Koala cuts it up hip-hop style, pushing Del -- whose voice has mellowed significantly since the first album -- to spit lyrics that are a mix of comic, comic book, and Kool Keith. Saturday Night Live splinter group the Lonely Island pay tribute and get in the spirit "Back in the day before time travel was easy-peasy/Now we change history like the fetus measlesly" on their awesome interlude "Back in the Day," while skits with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Cross, and Amber Tamblyn bring Hollywood to underground hip-hop, because, it turns out, Deltron's first funktastic blow against the empire actually worked. Speaking of, first album guest Damon Albarn returns on the floating and depressed astronaut number "What Is This Loneliness," the chilly polar opposite of key cut "Melding of the Minds," where Zack De La Rocha and the Deltron crew re-invent rock-rap for the better. The true hip-hop highlight award goes to "Talent Supercedes," where Del and Black Rob blast over a cut that's one-part RZA, one-part James Brown, but Del alone is a monster as well, jamming the early solo cuts "Return" and "Pay the Price" with kinetic, strange, and inspired lines that suggest he thought 13 years was 12 too many. Newcomers can feed off this energy and all the wonderful moments within, but Deltron veterans will get the most out of this return, as their cherished classic goes from secret to high-profile, all while keeping the legacy intact.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2013
  • Label: Bulk Recordings
  • UPC: 641412000211
  • Catalog Number: 200021
  • Sales rank: 11,699

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stardate - Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1:23)
  2. 2 The Return (6:40)
  3. 3 Pay the Price (4:23)
  4. 4 Nobody Can (4:35)
  5. 5 Lawnchair Quarterback, Pt. 1 - Amber Tamblyn (0:57)
  6. 6 Melding of the Minds (4:04)
  7. 7 The Agony - Mary Elizabeth Winstead (3:21)
  8. 8 Back In the Day - The Lonely Island (1:28)
  9. 9 Talent Supercedes (3:38)
  10. 10 Look Across the Sky - Mary Elizabeth Winstead (4:40)
  11. 11 The Future of Food - David Chang (1:18)
  12. 12 What is This Lonliness - Emily Wells (3:51)
  13. 13 My Only Love (3:49)
  14. 14 Lawnchair Quarterback, Pt. 2 - Amber Tamblyn (1:09)
  15. 15 City Rising From the Ashes - Jamie Cullum (3:32)
  16. 16 Do You Remember - Jamie Cullum (5:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Deltron 3030 Primary Artist
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien Spoken Word
Damon Albarn Keyboards
Mike Patton Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Kid Koala Turntables
Merlo Podlewski Bass, Guitar, Autoharp
Technical Credits
Zack de la Rocha Contributor
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Dan the Automator Programming, Producer
Jamie Cullum Contributor
Alex Pardee Artwork, Story, Character Design
Emily Wells Contributor
YoYoYosef Layout
Dan Gerbarg Mastering
Aptos Contributor
Dominic "Corinthian" Leathure Contributor
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