Sam Baker's Album is Samiyam's much-anticipated full-length on Brainfeeder. The LA-based (by way of Ann Arbor, Michigan) producer's first release - Rap Beats vol. 1 - on FlyLo's prestigious label quickly earned him a place in the upper echelon of the beats scene, and with this new album, he will certainly solidify his status as the creator of some of the most deviant, filthy, woozy, and electronic funk-infused hip-hop instrumentals. Check out the despondent organ work (sample?) in the opener "Escape," or the spooky, tension-filled, bass-heavy funk of "Bricks." Other picks include "Where Am I," "Cushion," as well as "Wonton Special." 17 tracks spread over 2LPs with free MP3 download included. Recommended.
- music label: Brainfeeder