When Simmonds takes five and the music stops, Brinkman's rhythm persists in casually spoken but eloquent lines that only hint at lyrical cadence.
This appealing style of conversational speech with subtle tinges of rap and poetry is one of the things that makes "Ingenious Nature" more than just a rap performance, though it doesn't quite add up to a human drama.
Brinkman has forged a worthy theatrical method in his music, but this autobiographical piece doesn't reveal very much about its subject, aside from the fact that he has a sharp intellect and uncommon way with rhymes.
Maybe that's enough.
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