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Serengeti & Polyphonic Terradactyl

On paper, the marriage of talented leftfield hip-hoppers Serengeti & Polyphonic seems like a match made in heaven. Geti’s stream-of-consciousness flow easily matches up with the best of the Anticon MCs, and, at its best, recalls the vocal acrobatics of true giants like DOOM. Polyphonic’s production is equally impressive—dude has more in common with Plaid and Boards of Canada than Timbaland. Yet all this talent doesn’t make Terradactyl a particularly compelling listen. Geti’s dense tongue-wagging is in serious need of a little bounce, yet Polyphonic’s skittery electronics (which are probably better suited for an instrumental release) only clash with his partner’s raps. With these kinds of irreconcilable differences, Serengeti & Polyphonic might need a divorce.

1 comments Terradactyl

Taylor (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 07/31/2009 - 00:11

Have to agree here, as big a fan of them as I was. They showed unbelieveable promise with Don't Give Up, Which I see now probably excelled because 'Geti took a step back with the lyrics, but sill remained a presence with his delivery. Polyphonic's production also seemed more coherent. Don't Give Up was one of my top albums of '07, which made this album that much more disappointing to me. I'm hoping it will grown on me, and it's definately an interesting listen, just not what I had hoped for. I hope they don't "divorce", and that they will go back to what made Don't Give Up so enjoyable.

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