Album review

23 Skidoo

JUST LIKE EVERYBODY PART 2

RONIN

As with ESG, 23 Skidoo are enjoying fresh reappraisal. Following on from last year's album reissues, these compendiums will thrill aficionados and newcomers alike. The Gospel Comes To New Guinea zooms in on their industrial/improv strengths via the grisly tape loops of "Just Like Everybody" and floor-magnet "Coup" (appropriated by the Chemicals on "Block Rockin' Beats")

Just Like Everybody Part 2 features largely unreleased material from when 23 Skidoo evolved into production unit Ronin: blueprints for Ninja Tune-style jazzy hip hop.

Rating: 4 / 10


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