Saturday, September 08, 2007

We Just Heard the New Wu-Tang Album!

The Wu-Tang Clan's 8 Diagrams: A Preview

Wu-Tang Inspired By Beatles, Clinton, ODB on New Album

We Just Heard the New Wu-Tang Album!

...Maybe even more importantly, The 8 Diagrams actually sounds like a Wu-Tang album. It's dark and swampy and eerie and gothic and mysterious and heady in a way that, say, Iron Flag wasn't. I don't know if RZA produced the whole thing or not, but all the tracks I heard certainly sounded like RZA tracks: creepy minor-key horror-movie strings, broken pianos, shuffling head-crack drum-loops, ghostly vocal samples, chanted choruses, kung-fu movie dialogue, clashing sword sound-effects, the whole thing. It's not catchy, not at all, but it absorbs...
- Villagevoice review

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