Tuesday, September 20, 2011
SBTRKT (or Subtract if you couldn't piece it together) is the debut LP of the masked man's house/pop hybrid. The record is heavily collaborative, featuring numerous guests on vocals with the fellow Young Turks artist Sampha taking the reins on half the tracks, making him a fixture in the live show. While the production is undeniably top notch, Sampha's commanding vocals push this album to greatness, calling to mind a slightly deeper James Blake. The alternating vocalists and use of instrumentals makes for a really varied listen. Some pry nifty shit.