Yesterdays Universe

Yesterdays Universe

  • Scott C
  • Montreal Mirror
  • August 01, 2007

10/10

Madlib has officially attained insane super-genius status with this new exploration of MMPD (musical multiple personality disorder), deep jazz and funky shit. Under the guise of YNQ, Madlib has mined his creativity and influences to produce many projects and aliases over the years, and here we see some familiar names alongside new incarnations. His Otis Jackson Jr. Trio stays close with a cover of Miles Davis’s “Bitches Brew,” but it’s original tunes like the Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz Ensemble’s “Cold Nights and Rainy Days” and the Young Jazz Rebels’ abrasive “Slave Riot” that solidify Madlib as a major player, linking the past to the future. (Scott C)

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