Beats as Politics Ignore the agitprop song titles ("Civil Disobedience") on the U.S. debut by Montreal producer Poirier and focus on what's important: "Beats as Politics" is a… Beats as Politics Ignore the agitprop song titles ("Civil Disobedience") on the U.S. debut by Montreal producer Poirier and focus on what's important: "Beats as Politics" is a… 2003-09-23 Ghislain Poirier
Music Review

Beats as Politics (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 23, 2003; Lead Performance: Ghislain Poirier

Ignore the agitprop song titles (''Civil Disobedience'') on the U.S. debut by Montreal producer Poirier and focus on what's important: ''Beats as Politics'' is a damn convincing blueprint for the next generation of trip-hop. Mixing the spaciousness of dub, the neck-snapping drums of hip-hop, and the experimental tweaks of techno, Poirier creates moody tracks that hover between the immediacy of consciousness and the murkiness of sleep.

Originally posted Nov 14, 2003 Published in issue #737 Nov 14, 2003 Order article reprints
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