Introducing plays DJ Shadow's Endtroducing... @ HMV Forum, London 15/04/2011


It is often hard to trust a band that aims to accomplish the hard task of paying tribute to a master work, or a master itself. It can sometimes even be seen as pretentious. However, when you might never get the opportunity of attending the live performance of a certain piece, you sometimes take the chance on a tribute band… After all, Jimi Hendrix even proved that a cover could be better than Bob Dylan’s original, didn’t he? This is why I took a chance on Introducing, paying tribute to DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing… 1996 masterpiece.

The 9-piece band did a magnificent work of reproduction, especially on the instrumental level. Unfortunately, the voice effects were poorly imitated and lacked character and authenticity, in opposition to the original album. It is quite a shame, because the band puts a lot of effort and passion in what they do, they try to reach perfection, however it might not be the ideal approach, as they miss the goal; and as a result, sound like an average copy that lacks identity.

Tracklist:

1. Best Foot Forward

2. Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt

3. The Number Song

4. Changeling/Transmission 1

5. What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4)

6. Untitled

7. Stem/Long Stem/Transmission 2

8. Mutual Slump

9. Organ Donor

10. Why Hip Hop Sucks in '96

11. Midnight In A Perfect World

12. Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain

13. What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1 - Blue Sky Revisit)/Transmission 3

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