Soft Money

Album Review of Soft Money by Jel.

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Soft Money


Soft Money by Jel

Release Date: Feb 28, 2006
Record label: Anticon
Genre(s): Indie, Electronic, Rap

80 Music Critic Score
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Soft Money - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Much has been made about producer/rapper Jel's love of the antique SP-1200 sampler and how his work pays homage to golden age hip-hoppers like Mantronix and Marley Marl. Soft Money sounds unlike anything Jel's heroes constructed, but it recalls them both philosophically and deep, deep within in the groove. The limited sampling-time capabilities of the SP-1200 create clean, tight, and gripping loops on top of which Jel piles paranoid, noir landscapes and the occasional vocal or rap.

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