Following last year’s well received ‘The Smoke Clears’, John Daly returns to the All City under another alias - West 2 West which was debuted on Jheri Tracks Vol 1. Equally as atmospheric as the ethereal Smoke Clears, this project is the result of his ongoing hip hop obsession. MPC workouts inspired by current listening, the result isn't quite hip hop, but sits nicely in the all city beat discography. There's an after-hours headphone feel to the set - spanning twenty-four tracks split evenly over two 12 inches - Volume 1 and Volume 2.
All the instruments in Future slowly trickle in and wash over your ears, reaching a poignant resolution at the end with the vocal.
A Muse has a synth which becomes increasingly more lonely and desperate, only to be picked up by a comradery of percussion in its final moments.
Definitely well past its thousandth play by now.
Always tears down a venue whenever I play it out, mandatory wheel. masaru