DJ Preservation – Eastern Medicine, Western Illness
Released: 29 May 2020
#1 Dragon Town ft Young Queenz – 0:11
#2 A Scholar’s Rock ft GrandeMarshall – 2:25
#3 Money In The Wild ft Tree – 6:17
#4 Rose Royce ft Quelle Chris – 10:23
#5 I-78 / Capillaries ft Mach-Hommy – 14:44
#6 Wan Chai ft Nickelus F – 19:40
#7 North Bridge ft Navy Blue – 23:25
#8 Lemon Rinds ft billy woods- 26:21
#9 Medicine Drawer ft Roc Marciano – 36:35
#10 Correspondence ft Your Old Droog & Mach-Hommy – 34:32
#11 A Cure For The Common ft Ka – 39:53
#12 Children of Never ft A.G.- 44:52
#13 Mouth Of A River ft Michelle Siu – 48:42
DJ Preservation, of Days With Dr. Yen Lo, delivers a magnificently cohesive effort with Eastern Medicine, Western Illness. Despite featuring verses from a multitude of rappers from Ka to Nickelus F – Eastern Medicine, Western Illness manages to maintain a tightly-knit feel, as DJ Preservation utilizes left-field “Eastern” samples to tie the theme of the album title into the music. Well done!
★★★★: Excellent; a few bland parts or minor flaws throughout
★★★★★: Best in show; pinnacle release from an all-time great artist.
★★★★1/2: Stellar example of genre; peak potential.
★★★★: Excellent; recommended to all fans of artist or genre.
★★★1/2: Very good; a few bland songs or minor flaws throughout.
★★★: Good; fans of the artist will find value here.
★★1/2: Average; does little to establish the artist or maintain quality.
★★: Unexceptional; a few highlights but otherwise bland.
★1/2: Weak; unrecommended for anyone but major fans of the style and/or artist.
★: Seriously flawed; very poor work but relatively listenable.
1/2: Terrible; a true embarrassment and akin to audio masochism.