elaborate, finished in 2007, is a tribute to the late great j dilla. borne out of necessity and zeitgeist, the album is cobbled together loops taken predominately from mp3s of field recordings from around the world but also including flourishes of funk (dyke and the blazers), jazz (lonnie liston smith) and indie-pop (arthur russell and joanna newsom). elaborate is intended as a companion piece to both cultivated incompetence and trance send dental, which if ever released in a physical format would be a triple album. click here to download the whole album.