DJ Krush: Kakusei

DJ Krush stretches out on his new album Kakusei (Red Ink, WK 45854, 69:15). Record junkie, mad beat chemist under the aural/spatial influence of Dark Magus-era Miles, Krush specializes in the downlow, time/space open-ended groove jam. Too bad then that aside from a few tunes like the Sade-vamping “Final Home” and the turntablist combustion of “The Kinetics” (w/Mista Sinista), the majority of Kakusei’s 17 tracks are mere variations on a theme.