Kid thrusts listeners directly into a storm with "The Illness," a techno speed rush of sirens and retro beats riding alongside sci-fi noise. It's followed by the stellar tracks "Ecstasy Motherfucker," a raging dance-floor tempest with gabba/breakbeat momentum, and "Buckle Up," which (along with "Who Wah Kill Sound?") features the raga influence of U.K. dancehall MC Wayne Lonesome. Thankfully, the textured "Andy Warhol Is Dead but We Still Have Hope" and the synth-filled, ironically titled "If I Had a Happy Place This Would Be It" offer reprieves from all the hyperactivity.
With Kill Sound, the reigning king of copyright infringement has created his definitive release. Though Kid doesn't really chart new waters, he has deftly merged concepts and styles. Be afraid, sponge, be very afraid.