Tom Burbank Famous First Words
- Words: Matt Earp
- Label: Planet Mu
Famous First Words is a nice debut from Venice, California's Tom Burbank, combining a little bit of Ninja Tune-esque, chopped-up ambient (think Pest or Super Numeri) with Merck-y hip-hop beats (along the lines of Machinedrum) and a healthy dash of Planet Mu-style computer glitch. At its best-the infectious dancehall bounce of "Blabber Mouth," the whine of "Gnats," and the boomin' synths of "Knuckles"-the album is a slinky but chunky shuffle fest, perfect for either dancing or enthusiastic head-nodding. Occasionally it veers into easy-listening territory, but it's a strong debut nonetheless.
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