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Klaus Layer: The Adventures Of Captain Crook

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Redefinition Records is known mostly for working with some of the best and brightest artists in hip-hop from underground legends to certified veterans, but this release marks the first time the NJ/DC based indie label ventured into new territory, literally, by teaming up with Germany's Klaus Layer for the release of his debut album, The Adventures of Captain Crook.

About The Artist...
Klaus Layer, pka Captain Crook, was always interested in eastern German art and music, but it was the fall of the Berlin Wall that truly opened up new opportunities for him to explore a wider range of art and foreign cultures. Klaus was born in Oranienburg, Germany, and while his preference for 90's hip-hop music and the influence of a local graffiti scene can be seen and heard in his work, he has his own distinct identity as a creator. Klaus cites artists like Michael Hamel, GŁnther Fischer, Can, Pete Rock, Damu the Fudgemunk and Lord Finesse as sources of inspiration, just as much as he does the Surrealist style of art as well as the audio & visuals found in old movies from the 50s-70s. All of Layer's different influences, along with some non-traditional sampling resources have somehow been morphed together via his instrument of choice, a sampler, into a unique style of instrumental music full of rich layers, including all sorts of percussive and melodic patterns. The Adventures of Captain Crook is a stunning album, full of beautiful melodies, expertly chopped samples and neck snapping drums, that only seems to get better with each listen. While the album is mostly instrumental, one of today's best and brightest MC's, Blu, shows up on not one but two tracks with show-stealing verses on the LP's two vocal tracks, including the fan favorite "Illest In Charge" and "Come Back" which also features New World Color's Scienze (of Divine Scienze). This is an album that will stand the test of time and one that defines the label's motto of Quality Over Quantity.

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1. All Of The Time
Producer: Klaus Layer (aka Captain Crook)
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2. Company
Producer: Klaus Layer (aka Captain Crook)
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3. Into A Sky
Producer: Klaus Layer (aka Captain Crook)
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4. Down (aka Illest In Charge)
featuring Blu
Producer: Klaus Layer (aka Captain Crook)
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5. In My Mind
Producer: Klaus Layer (aka Captain Crook)
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6. Truly
Producer: Klaus Layer (aka Captain Crook)
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7. Touch
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8. Slow Down
Producer: Klaus Layer (aka Captain Crook)
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9. Come Back
featuring Scienze (of Divine Scienze); Blu; DJ V.Raeter
Producer: Klaus Layer (aka Captain Crook)
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10. Down (aka Illest In Charge)
Producer: Klaus Layer (aka Captain Crook)
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Total Comments: 4
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/2/2013 10:25:00 PM; Partial IP: .2.240.110)
Location: Worldwide
Comment: Fucking brand new classic. This kid Klaus is the truth! The tape sounds nice and crispy. Perfect for his style of beats. Also u can go wrong with a feature from Blu!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/21/2013 7:22:00 PM; Partial IP: 67.113.153)
Location: FL, Orlando
Comment: FUCKING ILL ! !
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Name: (Posted: 11/10/2013 6:05:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: CALIFAS
Comment: Also available on CD, Black vinyl, or CLEAR vinyl...this cassette is essential if your on a tight budget. Fresh instrumentals for all you emcees who love to freestyle at the bbq with the crew. Each track is a classic in its own right, dont let these samples fool ya. It takes a whole personal listen to appreciate the technique behind this ART. *SNATCH IT WITH THE QUICKESS AND BUY TELL/BUY FOR YOUR PEEPS!*
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/8/2013 8:52:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Comment: Dope As F***! Wake Your Punk A** Up.
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