Tortoise, It’s All Around You (2004)

Label: Thrill Jockey

Curren$y: “I heard It’s All Around You on the roof of Dame Dash’s apartment in New York on 4th of July last year. I wasn’t on mushrooms, but the girls who played it for me were definitely tripping on mushrooms and they wanted to hear that album. It was all like…I don’t know, electro?

“I don’t even know what you classify it as because it’s got guitar music and all that in it too. It’s all instrumental and it’s like the craziest shit I ever heard. It was like a trip. I don’t do major drugs, but it was an acid trip in audio form. And the artwork for it is ridiculous. It’s a fucking waterfall in the middle of some mystical land.”