.Your Daily Lick: Audiopharmacy

U Forgot About Us (self-released)

Cool and sophisticated, Audiopharmacy is a great band. U Forgot About Us is a hip-hop album, but there are a few unexpected touches. Never Follow has hints of Portishead, Meditation I has a clear reggae beat, and the background music on Mama is almost Indian. There are a lot of elements in play on this album, but it’s never messy. Everything comes together seamlessly, producing a sound that’s satisfyingly layered and complex.

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