Are they or aren’t they? No new Cannibal Ox album yet, but here’s Vast Aire’s solo project, with Vast bouncing off RDJ2’s soul cuts, Ayatollah’s electro-rockers and Madlib’s herky-jerky sampler jazz. An energized Vast wades right in, sprinkling references to his infamous Cold Vein rhymes among new punchlines, and ripping the system on “Poverty Lane 16128” (“I think this whole system’s corrupt/They’d rather fly into space than fill an empty cup”). Still, we miss Vordul Megilah like a phantom limb, and when he shows up on the closing track, the duo is butter like Captain and Tennille.