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Various Artists Transcendances: New Sound Patterns

From Portugal comes this broken beat/future jazz compilation, combining older jams with a host of new and exclusive bits from card-carrying heads the likes of Domu and Moonstarr. The latter bursts forth with "Don't Sweat It," a West London-meets-Detroit roller that syncopates in all the right places, while the former, here in his Zoltar guise, works a wonky, nu-funk killer that stands out despite solid broken debuts from Portuguese artists Kasper vs JackZen and The Fisherman. Though it kicks off with a few too-limp tunes to make an impact, once it gets going Transcendances comes out a winner.

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