A Much Better Tomorrow Original Recording Remastered
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Audio-CD, Original Recording Remastered, 8. August 2000
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Dan "The Automator" Nakamura zählt bereits seit Ende der 80er-Jahre zu den herausragenden Produzenten der USA. Er arbeitete in den letzten zehn Jahren mit Künstlern und Bands wie Primal Scream, The Eels, Cornershop, DJ Krush sowie Kool Keith (Dr. Octagon) zusammen. Höhepunkt seiner Karriere war bis jetzt das gemeinsam mit Prince Paul 1999 veröffentlichte Debütalbum der Handsome Boy Modeling School.
Auf A Much Better Tomorrow versammelt er bisher unveröffentlichte Aufnahmen, die größtenteils zusammen mit seinem ehemaligen Partner Kool Keith (Ultramagnetic MCs) entstanden. Elf ungewöhnliche Tracks, in denen er vor allem seine Vorliebe für eigenwillige Sounds und Arrangements in den Vordergrund stellt. Neben herrlich überdrehten Nummern wie "King Of NJ" begeistert Dan The Automator in Stücken wie "I Want Da Mic" und "Buck Buck" wie gewohnt mit einer unverwechselbaren Mixtur aus locker swingenden Grooves, geradlinigen Beats und nicht ganz ernst zu nehmenden Texten. Er ist und bleibt ein genialer musikalischer Grenzgänger, der statt "normale" Songs abzuliefern, weitaus lieber bis zum Sonnenuntergang mit Beats und Sounds experimentiert. --Norbert Schiegl
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Definitely pick up this version (Much better tomorrow) as it contains extra tracks.
First thing that struck me on this record is the beats. They aren't your normal simple, come-up-with-one-bar beats. They actually contain hooks and have some interesting sounds to them. This is helped along by Dan's DJ/Production skills. A cool clean intergration of laidback melodies and cool basslines are there complement Sinister 6000's bizarre ryhme patterns. The two work together here as well as they did on Kool Keith's breakthrough sucess on Dr. Octagon. Weaving between Dan's samples, Keith adds to the album with his trademark wackiness and off-kilter rhyme style. The three instrumentals on here are nothing special but do nothng to dampen the quality of the record.
If anything is at fault here, are the two guest rapper tracks> Wilin' is pretty substandard, with Buck Buck being just above average in my book. With those two tracks, Automator comes up just short of creating another underground classic. This doesn't mean you shouldn't buy this. At around 10 bucks, it'll be one of the cheapest CDs you buy. With Dan the Automator at the helm, it's sure to be a pleasing moment. Anyone who likes Automator should own a copy of this(and the classics listed above). Anyone who derives rap music should also check this out. Who knows? It might even have the power to turn some heads.
Of course Kool Keith and Automator is just pure genius, but this album was not put together as well as this could have been constructed.
Of course there are more artist than just Keith, but maybe this should have just been another Keith project and not a compilation of work from the Automator and a few artist plus some instrumentals.
A Better Tomorrow: ++++ (raw beat, fresh lyrics)
King of NY: +++++ (Kool Keith/Automator classic)
I Want da Mic: ++++ (beat gets wicked, lyrics stay raw)
Sleep: ++++ (smooth instrumental)
Wiling: +++ (guest is ok but nothing great)
Cartoon Capers: ++++ (original and creative)
4:17: ++ (weak)
Buck Buck -Poet: ++ (weak)
The Truth: ++ (weak)
Its Over Now: ++++ (different and catchy hook)
A Better Tomorrow pt 2: ++++ (just as great as part 2)
Minus the 3 weak instrumentals near the end of this album, the addition of more Kool Keith, and a better construction of track order would have make this album close to perfect. I would give this an overall rating of 3.75. If you are a die hard fan of Automator and Kool Keith then you may like this. I expected better.
There's no doubt that a collaboration between Kool Keith and Dan the Automator sounds like a good idea, but there were several points on the Dr. Octagon recording where Keith just didn't sound comfortable with what he was doing. Fortunately, that problem was remedied in the Sinister 6000 sessions (done at the same time) which generated all of his tracks on this disc. Instead of short, choppy lyrics which, in many cases, don't even express a whole idea, you've got a flowing synthesis between lyrics and beats. Even Keith's usually insufferable penchant for throwing short, annoying hooks in his songs has been somewhat reigned in--while the hooks are still there, they're much less obtrusive and better incorporated into each track.
On the whole, A Much Better Tomorrow turns out to prove itself much better than a lot of what has been produced then AND now. The beats are creative, the arrangements are well executed, and the whole album is an experience even more satisfactory than classics in the genre like Octagon. Any fan will be more than satisfied with this purchase, and even those who are new to the scene should find something to enjoy.
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