Sole and the Skyrider Band’s latest album, Plastique, is an interesting experimental hip-hop album that is crippled by its own ambitions. That’s not to say it’s bad; each of the tracks feature a unique sound. Traditional low basslines are mixed with industrial notes and even acoustic instruments to give the album a catchy but dark tone. This compliments the lyrics, which are intellectual observations on culture and the music industry. It’s just a shame you won’t hear most of the words. Sole delivers his lyrics so quickly, with such a soft voice, that it’s impossible to hear him over the music. This is really unfortunate because the album has some entrancing beats and is a treat to listen to otherwise. Check it out. Just make sure you have the lyrics nearby when you do.