DJ Vadim ‎– U.S.S.R. The Art Of Listening

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ZENCD68 DJ Vadim U.S.S.R. The Art Of Listening(CD, Album, Enh) Ninja Tune ZENCD68 UK 2002 Sell This Version
zen 68 DJ Vadim U.S.S.R. (The Art Of Listening)(2xLP, Album) Ninja Tune zen 68 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ZEN 68 INST DJ Vadim U.S.S.R. The Art Of Listening (Instrumentals)(2xLP, Album) Ninja Tune ZEN 68 INST UK 2002 Sell This Version
ZEN 68 DJ Vadim U.S.S.R. The Art Of Listening(2xLP, Album) Ninja Tune ZEN 68 US 2002 Sell This Version
ZEN 68 DJ Vadim U.S.S.R. The Art Of Listening(2xLP, Album) Ninja Tune ZEN 68 US 2002 Sell This Version
BRC-62 DJ Vadim U.S.S.R. The Art Of Listening(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-62 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
ZENCD68 DJ Vadim U.S.S.R. The Art Of Listening(CD, Album, Enh) Ninja Tune ZENCD68 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
si31CD DJ Vadim U.S.S.R. The Art Of Listening(CD, Album, Enh) Sound Improvement si31CD Poland 2002 Sell This Version
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scoundrel

scoundrel

April 3, 2012
referencing U.S.S.R. The Art Of Listening, CD, Album, Enh, ZENCD68

More sparse hip-hop from DJ Vadim on U.S.S.R THE ART OF LISTENING. Even "Till Suns In Your Eye" announces its own abstraction to a laidback wobble of drug and alcohol references. Yarah Bravo offers her own woozy vocals to "She Who is Tested" into a beat medley with a thick double bass, and a delicate conscious rap to "The Pacifist." Elsewhere the Gift of Gab puts in his pitter-patter lyrics to the test on "Combustible." The jazz and vocal textures of "Revelations Well Expounded" add a strong bit of contrast to the rappers elsewhere, which makes it an "The Harp Song" stand out all the more. Similarly, the African singing throughout "Too Fun Aiye" or the Asian string plucking on "The Correct Size" gives those tracks unique textures. And you can't go wrong with TTC and their smooth French lyrics breaking and entering on "L'art d'Ecouter." A mixed bag, certainly, but still worth some spins.
Mr_J

Mr_J

April 5, 2003
referencing U.S.S.R. The Art Of Listening, CD, Album, Enh, ZENCD68
This volume of Vadim's USSR cycle is a bit disappointing. After the very impressive volume 'USSR Life from the other side', Vadim tries to capture an extended part of the musical spectrum in a hiphop record. This results in a somewhat incoherent album, however it surprises with a few surprisingly fresh guest appearances for example from TTC, Yara Brava and Demolition Man.