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Fat Jon Lightweight Heavy

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The ample beat constructer with a knack for manipulating emotions brings forth his third collection of solo compositions, following collaborations with beat merchants such as J Rawls and abstract electronic demi-god Pole. Lightweight Heavy merges the hopped-up swagger of blunted beats with ear-pleasing and beautiful melodies. "Talk To Me" sees tender keys and strings combine under earnest vocals, while "Everywhere" is a choppy percussive outing, with relaxed, somber word play and languid atmospheres. "Synopsis" has a happier vibe, courtesy of purring bass, dreamy keystrokes and airy brass. Lightweight Heavy is a commendable album full of slow-stepping, melody-rich cuts, steeped in instrumental hip-hop's teapot.