Bummer. However, I forgot to add to my initial list but definitely don’t feel like you have to make a recommendation based on whether or not it’s streamable on the usual platforms. The spotify list is just for convenience but we all know how to get stuff that isnt on there. So if you have a rec that’s way out of print and/or not streamable or findable then we may have to provide links but for the most part we all know how to at these albums. If it’s a mixtape on Datpiff or wherever then let’s provide links for those.
The drum programming on this album is as good as it gets, I really think that’s where Organized Noise shine. They create a fully immersive atmosphere with some eery sounds that set the stage but then the drums put it on another level. The Holiday/12 Scanner beat is one of my favoirte ON productions for sure. That vocal “hmmmmmmmm” that is the bed for everything else on top is perfectly used. Then that bass of course (actual guitar bass and not a synth). The snare and kick are basic but sound perfect, but it’s the rolling 808 snares that offset the natural drum sounds. There’s a weird wacka wacka sound going on that phases from left to right. Sprinkle in some light guitar texture, a bell, a little piano riff, and you have a beat that packs an enormous amount of depth. You really just don’t hear stuff with this amount of detail any more (they were pretty out of this world in there time too, though).
This is an album that unfolds over time. There’s layers to it.