Marxman - Time Capsule (More Rockers)
After three years of silence comes the second album from the Irish/English
hip hop-trio. In the three years between 33 Revolutions per
Minute and Time Capsule Marxman have changed not only
record company but nearly everything.
While Marxman's début was good and sometimes very good
indeed, Time Capsule takes steps ahead too big to measure.
They have toned down the political agitation, but not the underlying
message. The lyrics are not so much in your face this time around,
but still say something about modern life.
The overall sound has moved from using mainly Irish traditional
samples to a fatter, soulier sound which does Marxman a world
of good. There are still Irish type whistle on some tracks but
used more sparingly.
Best tracks include the hard-hitting Dazed and Confused
and No More Time which is a trippy little instrumental
I really only have one question about this album and that's one
line in What's in the basket? which goes "Stir
it up like a Nesquick" - Do Marxman really want to advertise
Time Capsule is a welcome return to form from Marxman-
the revolution lives on.
by Anja Ekelof