The Third Hand (Instrumentals)
RJD2's much talked about and praised new album, "The Third Hand" is now available in the same sequence as an all instrumental album. Underground hip-hop superproducer to some, virtuoso sample-based instrumental wizard to others, RJD2 embodies all these things on this release, but placates none who seek more of the same. The result is a cohesive pop album in the most classic sense, a sound more akin to Phoenix than Prefuse 73. In essence, this is RJD2's entrance into the continuum of enigmatic songwriter/producers (Jon Brion, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder) capable of creating a record full of rich songwriting, complex arrangements, and clever production that transcends genre.