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Gensu Dean & Planet Asia, Abrasions Review

Like their name, Gensu Dean & Planet Asia’s collaborative work Abrasions hooks you with a subdued immediacy. Kind of like “not having a dollar to feed family” does. A Dean and Asia collab doesn’t garner the red carpet treatment of a Ye-Hova partnership, but there’s enough talent and reputation here to cause more than just a bump in Internet traffic. Armed with Asia’s trademark DNA-deep lyrics and Gensu’s handy SP-1200, even Chuck Berry will have to take notice. The first track “Abrasions Intro” starts off as some distorted gurgle of sampled wails, almost as if Gensu were waking his SP-1200 ...

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