t’s not often that a sample clearance claim against a record company turns out to be an altogether pleasant experience. Stones Throw inked a deal with singer, songwriter, pianist and man-in-the-know Matthew Larkin Cassell to issue his complete works after the man himself heard his ‘Heaven’ (from his superb - and superbly rare - album ‘Pieces’) used in the Madlib production ‘3.214’ from ‘Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix’. To be fair, Madlib had no idea he was using Cassell’s work until he put two and two together and realized what his source material, a Japanese bootleg 12” labled “MLC”, stood for. And who wouldn’t want access to the multi-tracks to MLC’s break-beat laden ‘My Life’? Madlib certainly did. And MLC wanted to see his catalogue reissued. So here we are, and everyone’s happy. 20 track CD including of the entire ‘Pieces’ album.