"If it wasn't for a mic check, I would've have a check at all..." ... word, love that Ace album. I'm gonna have to peep out A Book Of Human Language though... haven't heard it before.
I have to say that Panacea is a highly undervalued group... Every single one of their albums (Thinking Back Looking Forward, Ink Is My Drink, The Scenic Route, A Mind On A Ship Through Time, 12 Step Program) & their other stuff (Corkscrew Gaps EP, The Re-Route) have some absolute gems on it. Every now and then, I hear a song I'm just not that into, but most of them are really really innovative with their soundscapes. Check out the following tracks for an idea of why Panacea is awesome: "Limitless Page", "Place on Earth", "Steel Kites", "Starlite", "Pops Said", "Blue Ice", "Square 1", "The Scenic Route", "Orange Penicillin", "L.A. VA", "Blue Oceanwave", "Texas Jigsaw Massacre"
I wish there was a radio station that played PUTS, UD, Panacea, Nujabes, Living Legends, Freestyle Fellowship, Jurassic 5, Tribe Called Quest, Beastie Boys, etc. etc. etc.
I completely agree!!! panacea is a really good group and they get slept on a lot.. you dont hear much about them. Their other group "Restoring Poetry in Music" has some cool tracks too.