Fog 10th Avenue Freakout
- Words: Liz Cordingley
- Label: Lex
Helmed by Andrew Broder, Minneapolis‘ Fog moves from Ninja Tune to Lex for its fourth release. Volleying between forceful and quirky, the avant-garde approach of this album gets closer to the human side of jazz than any digitized hip-hop beat. Catchy songs meet melancholy discord creating an uncanny effect similar to that of Broder‘s side project, Hymie‘s Basement. The Fog live band adds analog presence, setting this apart from the program-heavy sense of past productions, and Broder‘s focus on singing/songwriting results in touching lamentations and bright lyricism. Experimental as it is, 10th Avenue Freakout hits both cerebral and emotionally exciting keys.
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