13 & God, 'Own Your Ghost' (Anticon)

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Own Your Ghost
Critical Mass
Release Date: May 17, 2011
Label: Anticon

by Jon Young

Rebooted after a six-year hiatus, this unlikely joint venture between low-key Oakland rap collective Themselves and genteel German pop group the Notwist seems more like a high-concept mash-up than a true collaboration. Sometimes, however, it works beautifully -- note the dreamy "Janu are" (sic), a meditation on passing time, or the sleepy "Death Minor," which observes, "There is no fashion to passing decay."While that obsession with the "big sleep" gives Own Your Ghost a gloomy power, these cross-cultural pals might consider a less depressing repertoire next time.

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