From the description:
VICIOUS EXPERIMENTS is Time Machine's first step back into releasing music since 2008's LIFE IS EXPENSIVE. The title pays homage to the late great Gil Scott-Heron, referencing a lyric from his song "Tuskeegee #626". This new project finds influences in an eclectic array of music from Jamaican Funk to Florida Bass to '70s Italian Soundtrack up to contemporary Hip Hop and Indie, along with 3 original tracks by TM's DJ/producer, Mekalek. The process of creating these songs experimented with minimalist technology, including editing with consumer software like Garage Band, and recording some vocals straight into a laptop without use of a microphone. The themes and the sense of humor are vintage Time Machine... VICIOUS EXPERIMENTS is a welcome return for a cult favorite.
Only three tracks from Mekalek? Really? Just three?
I'll give 4 to 5 out of 5 stars to: Nothing to Worry About, Tomorrow's Oldies, The Art of Tease, & Inna Zone.
2 to 3 out of 5 stars to: Feel the Beat, Truth, Winter Gear, & Alone in New York.
Alone to New York really has two parts to it. The first half gets a 1, but the second half with Guttah is def a 5; that beat he is rhyming to makes me wanna hit a subway with my bag of cans.
1 out 5 stars to: Cocktails
0 out of 5 stars to: Edibles; this song took a trip through my recycle bin.The beat is straight jiggidy swaggidy wack.
As for the skits. Well, skits are skits.
Overall a solid album, but wish I never heard Edibles.
...and that's my honest take on it.
BTW, I'd gladly pay something for some of these songs, no need to be free.