All of these tracks like MF Doom’s Hoe Cakes and Camp Lo’s Luchini have for sure been stuck in my head recently and I figuring starting up a throwback series with short comments would be interesting, while I am working on another The Hai artist’s album.
MF Doom – Hoe Cakes
Quite the throwback factoring that the spitty beatboxing beat over the top of the intro to Anita Baker’s famous Sweet Love. And MF Doom, the Madvillain showcasing his Super, or so his excellency of rapping even in the monotone lulls, is just a straight continuous flow of finding odd perfect rhythmic rhyming. The piano parts help fill out the background to this beat, and this track is for sure going in the next Rekapper mixtape.
MF DOOM – 3.214
Factoring that Doom’s Great Times was an instant classic for acapella rapping flows, but the beat was very lacking on the original Madvillain release of it. Blame the great producer Madlib for figuring out that Matthew Larkin Cassell’s – Heaven would fit in perfectly just slightly speed up, which equally is part of the lofi niceness of the track, sure the Confucius saying on the next track also makes it feel like a joke track but this track maybe the ultimate start your day up track or wind down track. All of his reference lines are perfectly lined up and timed out into the flow whether that was helped by the audio production or MF Doom alone, “Last wish: I wish I had two more wishes. And I wish they fixed the door to the matrix, there’s mad glitches”.
Camp Lo – Luchini
Blame the famous Adventures In The Land Of Music – Dynasty glorious horn lines for that sample that fills out the background of this Camp Lo track. And the horn stylings are very much similar to what you would find on an old Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass LP, with that sound signature.
He’s the guy who’s sort of the leader with Uyama Hiroto for Roph Recordings, but he was also the one of the main behind the scenes guys for Hydeout Productions often playing DJ sets prior to Nujabes set. It’s an awesome mix of jazz loungy chillout music.
I must apologize as it has been over a month since my last update. I’ll blame it this time on my full course load at CWU but equally on the fact that most of my work recently has been mastering music and even short indie films for various composers and artists. My aim for this year is to release another EP by October, which I have not started on yet, but the first work in progress should be arriving soon as I’ve finally broken out of my usual writers block with ironically the help of Taylor McFerrin’s new album Early Riser, pretty cool jazzy EDM album:
On the note of new releases Ill have a review later today about New Motive Power’s latest release an awesome power rock metal album from the Brazilian duo.
And I also have hopes for another new The Hai compilation album either themed or not, maybe even a new unnecessary remix album within the next two or three months. Hopefully I can motivate the rest of them on releasing some works together
But Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack ‘s album Let was by far my favorite release of 2013, because it was a strong suit of instrumentation and music writing and production skill showcase of his, and it also really sounds amazing on any medium.
“[12:01] Jones: TIM
[12:01] Jones: THE INCORRECT MATHS SONG IS REALLY CREEPY
released 18 June 2013
■ LET (01 hr 04 m 56 s, recorded and arranged and mixed and all that stuff September 2012 to May 2013 in Denton, Texas) by:■ Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack (Tim): Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Percussion, Programming, Production
■ A Problem Like Maria: Backing Vocals
■ Lawrence Brown: Korg Kaossilator
■ Clayton Woods: Doumbek
■ Patrick Montler: Upright Bass
■ Guests of the de Reuse household, Thanksgiving 2012: possibly while drunk, unaware that I was recording
■ Fenny/Josh/Mac: In there somewhere, inevitably – probably without knowing I was recording but almost definitely while drunk
■ And The Hai (matti, maria, eff-bee, strat, kappa, blingley, vik, snailhead, nmp, maxi, spoonin’ boys, and kent our forever watchful chinese overlord): assorted samples, feedback, moral support, advice, ideas, being fantastic people thehai.org
泉まくら aka Izumi Makura. My Room My Stage was probably the top selling rap album out of Japan in the end of 2013 but it’s not what you would expect out of ordinary rap albums. Most of the beats across the album were even made by top of the line beat producers, but this album is very friendly and safe to the standard Japanese Pop sound that most peoples ears have grown to love. Its not all downtempo melodic pop choruses that you would expect out of a Jpop album either which is what makes this album and Izumi Makura so interesting to listen to. Examples are included in the youtube playlist included below