Semantix Tha Sorcera- Cloak

September 9th, 2005

In light of recently reviewing Ennicee's Mind Mechanics, I'm starting to wonder if a new sector of UK hip-hop is forming, in which its members only come out at night to wonder in dark forests, wearing black cloaks and rapping with candles in their hands instead of microphones, whilst wearing backpacks containing weegee boards instead of markers and spray paint. Semantix's rapping is no worse than the typical UK rapper and much of his self produced material is listenable. The intro track of the album is fairly original but a little too long, and too many tracks begin with sampled dialogue which drag things out rather than create entertainment. 'Irreversible' is fairly pacey. 'Shepard The Weak' has a decent loop based beat on which Semantix comes a lot more correct than at other points. 'Talk' uses a pitched up soul sample which is more tired an idea than reviews which call the technique tired. 'Nine Schools' does the soul sample thing again. 'Divine Politix' implements a nice piano loop and some background guitars which create an atmosphere which is chilled and thankfully not overcooked like other tracks on the album. 'Dead Of Night' is really annoying to listen to, as it sounds like the engineer has just discovered how to play two different things in each headphone. It's quite distracting from the lyrics. Overal, the rapping isn't awful and there's glimpses of creative ideas in the production, but quality control is lacking and the release would have benefited from more time being invested in its creation.



2 Responses to “Semantix Tha Sorcera- Cloak”

  1. LUNATRIX Says:

    GOD DAMN I DISAGREE WITH EVERYTHING U SAY ABOUT THIS ALBUM I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD AND COMPLETELY ORIGINAL

  2. Cliff Wardrobe Says:

    Not everyone is happy with all this bouncy shit thats classed as uk hip hop these days and thank GOD for people like Semantix who keep it raw and in its essance instead of cross-breed technotronic experimental no hopers! Tee must be off his fuckin head! Gimme that 90’s raw shit anyday