Thursday, May 5, 2011

Weekly Music

Burial - Unite (white label, 2007)


  1. sloppy description info in today's RCRDLBL email accompanying a download link for "An Echo From The Hosts That Profess Infinitum":

    "Shabazz Palaces, formerly known as Butterfly of The Digable Planets, makes his Sub Pop debut on June 28th with Black Up. On "An Echo From The Hosts That Profess Infinitum," he demonstrates his experimental approach to beat making, the music transforming from a post-punk Three Six Mafia to incense-laced marimba playing to Shackleton-style electronic music. All the while, you can still hear the nasal, loose voice of the guy who once rapped on "Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)," except with the menace and intensity of a new persona, one that is pushing hip-hop even further than where it already is."

  2. "The Digable Planets"?! and
    "A post-punk Three Six Mafia"?!!? From where do they get this gobbledygook? That is the question. Anyway at least this time they're not comparing it to El-P or Anti-pop Consortium or any of that self-consciously 'weird' crap that appeals to backpack-laden undergrads who started to listen to hip with Jurassic 5 or even later. and "pushing hip hop even further than where it already is"... where is "it" exactly? This guy needs to tell me cos I didn't even think "it" was an "it" any more...