Kris "Karizma" Clayton doesn't do things by halves. Having not released a brand new album since his 2007 full-length debut, A Mind of His Own (2009's "V2.0" re-hash not withstanding), he's only gone and delivered a 39-track opus of new material (and, by all accounts, there were several extra tracks that never made the cut). By its very nature, then, Wall of Sound is a bit of an unwieldy epic, and it will take you several plays to truly get your hand around its intricacies and stylistic shifts. It's safe to say, though, that it's a pretty tasty set, effortlessly flitting between soul-flecked instrumental hip-hop (see the Dilla-ish "Kan Rock"), broken beat, intense percussion workouts, slick US garage and deep house in all its forms.
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