|1. Intro Take One
|3. Atomic Article
|4. New Element
|5. Rhyme Test
|6. Degree Keys
|7. Don't Use My Shit
|8. Blessed Fallout
|9. Songs To Remember
|10. S.T.A.C.I. (Step
on The Transport)
|11. Newsflash From
|13. Wizard Is In
|14. Motion Lesson
|15. Closed Captioned
|16. Working Title
|17. Final Thing
Universe Volume 4
Okay, all creative thoughts
in my head have now been suppressed, like it's 1984
and I'm eight years old again. And we can switch into
boring review mode. It's less fun, but makes more sense.
Then again, listening to this record "Dynamic Universe
Volume 4", done by Dynamics Plus of the Lenzmen Cyphers
and it actually being two EPs, one being "Run From The
Fallout" and the other being "Dynamic Forces In Motion",
the assumption shall be allowed, that Plus would enjoying
it, if this review would not restrain itself. Maybe
he got a headache too.
Things start with an
eerie "Intro Take One",
that builds the bridge to "Retroactive".
And like one of the five elements in the hundred numbers,
this drops down on you, and provokes unwanted illnesses
to grow inside of you. Somehow we ended up on a carrousel
and are now working hard to not get dizzy. And be it
a dreamscape or soundscape, this leaves no option for
an escape. Of course this is paraphrased. And let's
gulp that bottle of Evian, return to naïveté and drown
in the flow of "Atomic Article".
Dynamics Plus shines like a dynamited diamond, and lucky
us, we got that "Chemistry 101" book besides us. And
lucky us, the producer remains unaccredited, or we'd
be jocking him like a rodeo rider. We then enter no.
106 with "New Element",
that Plus opens with a similar vibe as he did the other
tracks. The beat lags behind on this track, and so we
can relax a little from the running away, as the umbrella
that protects us from the fallout, will withstand for
two and a half minutes.
But something strange
is happening on "Rhyme Test".
Not like a 'one two, one two', this tests our ability
to follow where Plus is disappearing to. And we thought
he was about to show us the rooms of his residence.
But things are not that easy, but things are finished
rather quickly, as this guy knows what he wants to do,
him being on some hit and run operatus. That's also
how "Degree Keys"
and "Don't Use My Shit"
suddenly become one. Then again, at the beginning of
"Don't Use My Shit"
they become two. And Plus talks about battle snitches.
And the only thing that surprises us, that the kid was
actually getting what Plus threw in his face. But we
don't have time to elaborate on that, as one of the
best tracks of this album comes on next: "Blessed
Fallout". While we doubt that Plus would
enjoy being cloned, he'd certainly would enjoy being
sat in one of these vessels that is sent out into space,
hoping that another intelligence will find it, pick
it up and understand. That would be like The Hole for
some, but a plush pillow for Plus. Believe me.
We want to finish part
one of this record now, but are keeping our attention
through "Songs To Remember"
and "S.T.A.C.I. (Step On The
Transport)". The first sounds like a long
desired return, the latter like the conclusion to something
that has just fucked you up proper.
Part two, aka "Dynamic
Forces In Motion", is the filled up space ship, kerosene,
still dropping off the filling station. The instrumental
first chapter "Newsflash From
Vol. 10" is highly addictive, and asks to
be flowed over. Now if only such beats would be used
for all those freestyle battles, radio shows, movie
soundtracks, custard fudge advertisements, we'd be sugar
on the other hand is like a bungee jump, not caring
how long the rope is. It will be long enough. Too long?
That's the risk. And because a lot of alien documents
are actually filmed in butchery backrooms, plug some
electrodes in the according brain area, measuring the
brain activity, and watching black and white movies
will still need the ability to see color. That's the
complexity of it. And "Wizard
Is In" shows you how to combine butter cup
sweetness with the complicating rhymes, the advanced
level rhyme content, that makes 101 not good enough
And the funny thing
about motion is, that it always depends on what you
measure it against: like when you walk, as measured
to something moving along with you, you stand still.
Or does our planet move south, or west, or left or right,
or not at all? And when you study "Motion
Lession", does it just move quicker, or deeper,
or not at all? Depends on what you measure it with,
compare it too. Then again, it doesn't, as we give this
track, and the whole album, so much props (you just
haven't realized it yet), that the level of motion is
beyond our primitive means of measurement. Call it ether.
Call "Closed Caption"
what you want, but make sure dope is one of the attributes
you apply to it.
Fuck, to tell you the
truth, it's boring to write this review. This album
is too dope to even find reason to not say so. Of course
a "Working Title"
is lagging a little behind, like a high ping number,
but it's still dope. Of course the flow does not change,
also not on "Final Thing",
and of course, it's hard to follow Dynamics Plus' rhymes,
but that's what you always proclaim to want. You are
not on an Easy Listening fan page. If you are not willing
to sit down and be taken on a ride, then why did you
buckle up? It's not like this trip sucked the first
time, and that's why you want to repeat it. That's not
why you bought tickets that will last for a month. And
so all that should scare you about this record is, that
it makes you wonder how many other artists and records
are out there that you've never heard of, that are so