This album has a very alternative feel; a lot of guitar and steady percussion.
Reminds me of a group call AER. Regardless, sounds good. Modern Condition gives a fresh perspective of Hip Hop with their fast moving lyrics over jazzy guitar rifts and other interesting sounds.Tracks 2,3, and 4 are all up-beat songs. They progress from heavy guitar strumming and strong percussion into a lighter feel by the time you get to number 4. Number 9 is “Fantastic Rhythm” -all that needs to be said. Track 11 is similar to track 9 just a little more spacey. Beat is not as fast but is most definitely one of the best on the album. Track 12 is for those of you who are in love with the quick electric guitar riffs this one is for you. It reminds me of a song I would hear while I was touring a haunted house.
I wouldn’t say they are highly lyrical or conscious but they aren’t just talking about dumb shit. Overall good CD and deserves some radio time.
Reviewed by Mark Rogers on 9/29
RIYL: AER, P.O.S.
Rec: 9, 4, 11, 2, 1
Label: Modern Condition LLC
Release Date: 9/26/11