Middle Seeds

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Garblepoor's Middle Seeds features a series of energetic and organic Japanese-language raps splayed over busy backgrounds that sound influenced by the Avalanches. Meandering, mostly instrumental interludes also appear here and there. "Black Seeds" has a guy flowing in monotone bursts over mashed spy-movie guitars and an insistent drum track, while "Al'Steely"'s soft rock background is at odds to its MC's spirited, syllabically busy performance. Pieces like "My Baby Is Garble!" -- which sounds like a field recording made next to a busy mall's courtyard fountain -- are on the opposite spectrum. Other highlights include "Red Pumpkin," the cut-and-pasted, oddly timed "Hoya Boogal," and the album's extended last track, where drunk Japanese G. Love impersonators hijack an echo machine and rewrite the Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique. Curiosity seekers, start scouring the Internet for Garblepoor now.

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