The Pitch-Coated Lungs Of GPAC
I've learned that with any Global Phlowtations release, the only thing you can expect is the unexpected. That certainly holds true with Ambush Nicholson's "Valentine (I Hate Actresses)" EP. The music ranges in style from hip hop, to Casio-pop, to harcore and even industrial, with Nicholson's howled vocals as the only constant. If Big Black had made hip hop, this is what it would have sounded like. And oddly enough, this crazy mish-mash of styles makes perfect sense. When you place Okito's soul-flavored sound next to Orko's dub-heavy d'n'b, or to Thavius Beck's deconstructionist beats, you see that GPAC has always pushed the boundaries of hip hop in all directions; and Ambush proves that he stays true to form here.
I had been looking for this EP since I first heard about it from ATAK back in '04. Over the summer an anonymous donor came through for me, making me 6 years worth of happy. So thank you thank you THANK YOU, whoever you are! All props go to you for making this available.