label: Supa Crucial Recordings / New Line Records
our score: 3.5 out of 5.0
for some cool dub/chill riddim's? Look no further. 60 Channels
has an interesting blend of dub, electronica, and drum n' bass,
and maintains a very cool front from start to finish. As the title
suggests, Covert Movements has a hidden agenda, at least
it feels that way. There's a balance between the tension in the
music and the calmness of the vocals, giving the impression that
the listener should take notice and be alert, that something is
lurking behind the scenes.
though Covert Movements lacks any real lyric content,
in this case less is better. Not that the lyrics that are interspersed
here and there are bad, heavy lyric content just wouldn't fit
this style of music and would diminsh the feel of the album. Without
really listening to the lyrics you still get the feeling that
there's a message about life, our Earth, and how we and nature
are all tied together. That life is beautiful, and that it is
of utter importance we take strives to protect it.
or not 60 Channels actually has some sort of political/environmental
agenda one really can't be sure. But there is definitely some
cool stuff on this album. "Riddim Supastar" gets the
tone set, vibrant and dark at the same time. Later on we are treated
to a marriage of dub and synths akin to Crystal Method a la Vegas
with "Beyond the Chemical Domain". "Counter Evolution"
makes you wonder...should we counter evolution to avoid our downfall,
or are we in a current state of counter evolution? Or both?
is the occasional borer, unfortunately, as well. "Once Inna
Life" fails to impress, as well as the title track "Covert
Movements ". But there is more than enough interesting stuff
going on here to easily look past these two track as if they didn't
Movements isn't the type of album you'd throw in for a party,
but if you're seeking to entertain your mind, it will do the trick.
liked Covert Movements...
1. Riddim Supastar
2. Black Rush
3. Rush to Dust
4. Beyond the Chemical Domain
5. Once Inna Life
6. Random Signals
7. Still Burnin'
8. Counter Evolution
9. Protect Yourself
10. Covert Movements
11. Like Dynamite
12. 2nd Movement
13. Scorched Earth
14. Moving Shadows