Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation 8/10
Rude health – kool keith’s alter-ego returns
Much great ’90s hip-hop revelled in myths and personae, and in that faintly sinister cartoon show was Dr Octagon, the time-travelling, gynaecologist alterego of Ultramagnetic MC Kool Keith. His music directed by ace producer Dan The Automator, Octagon could prosper on his own, happily go instrumental (Instrumentalyst, 1996), even survive death. Now, after quality recent work with kindred spirit MF Doom, this (also featuring scratching from QBert) returns to the original Octagon team. Automator’s cinematic drama provides a stirring backdrop for the Doctor’s prolix self-celebration, the ribald “Polka Dots”, sinister “Power Of The World” and woozy “Flying Waterbed” particular highlights on the heavybreathing, illegally anaesthetised ride.