Music From The Eastblock Jungles Is The Product Of An Artist Who Forged A Sound In Complete Isolation. With Visa Problems Leading Him To Entrench Himself In The Middle Of Nowhere In His Native Russia. Continuing In The Uk Rave Tradition Of His Essex-spawned Idols. The Prodigy. The Album: Years In The Making. It Features A Massive Stockpile Of New Material. As Well As Proxy Classics Both Renowned (raven) And Unreleased (abyss).
CD1 opens the siege with flag-bearing marches ("Raja Ganja"), imperial air-raid bangers ("Raw"), and unhinged breakbeat madness ("Junk"), meanwhile, CD2 forces an unconditional surrender with a mix of acid ("Audio 15″), ambient ("Nanomed"), Eastern-flavored pop ("Coke"), and hip-hop inflected head-nodders ("9000″). The disparate pieces converge like enormous tectonics recombining into a monolithic nation-statement, one worthy of one of the most talented producers of his generation.
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