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DJ? Acucrack Mako vs. Geist

The Chicago duo has dipped into other genres before, but this albumís straight up hard and dark drum & bass. Itís well done tech step, heavy on the vocals, avoiding some common pitfallsñlike how the MC on opener ìDamage Report‘ knows when to shut the hell up. Thereís some flirtation with ambient, as briefly on the intro to ìChronic Suspension,‘ but Acucrack always make their way back (pretty quickly) to the aggro style that dominates the disc, an artist album thatís also cleanly mixed and well paced. Whether Acucrackís gained from focusing more tightly, or lost by becoming too narrow, is a toss up.

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