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Antipop Consortium - Fluorescent Black

Antipop Consortium Fluorescent Black
Antipop Consortium - Fluorescent Black
(CD/Download/2xLP/Limited CD) Big Dada BD150/BDCD150X/BDDNL150/BDCD150 CD, 2009-09-28

Earl Blaize visited us this week in Paris, we had the opportunity to listen to this new deep sonic marvel and now can't wait to hear the finished mastered version. Killer stuff in the vein of what they played on the latest tour early 2009! Pure Antipop Consortium vibe, fans won't be disappointed. Check the info about this upcoming mix that the band is supposed to cook for Paris DJs this summer...

Antipop Consortium Flourescent Black
Antipop Consortium - Fluorescent Black
(CD/Download/2xLP/Limited CD) Big Dada BD150/BDCD150X/BDDNL150/BDCD150 CD, 2009-09-28

Note : Out Sep 28th UK/Europe/Row - 12th October North America

Tracklisting :
01. Lay Me Down
02. New Jack Exterminator
03. Reflections
04. Shine
05. C Thru U
06. Volcano
07. Timpani
08. Solution
09. Get Lite
10. NY to Tokyo
11. SuperUnfrontable
12. Born Electric
13. Apparently
14. End Game
15. Capricorn One
16. Dragonov
17. Fluorescent Black

Links :

Press Release :
"The rose in the garbage pail of rap" - Beans, End Game

Six years after they parted ways to pursue separate projects, Anti-Pop Consortium have reunited and recorded their fourth album, "Fluorescent Black," slated for release September 29th on Big Dada Recordings. APC, who took Hip Hop by surprise with their 2000 debut, "Tragic Epilogue," proceeded to make a name for themselves as one of the genre's premiere boundary-pushers with "Shopping Carts Crashing" (2000) and cemented their status as lumaries with "Arrhythmia" (2002), say they reunite enriched by the time apart. "We're grown men," says Anti-Pop's Beans. "So our acceptance of our differences has allowed to bring all the more magic to the table. We're stronger now and the music is better for it."

"Fluorescent Black" represents the group's best work yet, a seventeen track masterpiece that moves through moods, concepts, beats and rhymes with the mind-bending ease which has always characterised their output, but expands their work out further in every direction. This is an album where certified APC bangers like "New Jack Exterminator" and "Apparently" nestle up to the future-funk of "Volcano," the android-soul of "The Solution," sly but heartfelt crooning on "Born Electric," howling-at-the-moon weirdness on "Timpani," acid-scorched keyboard shapes on "C Thru U" and "Dragunov" and pure space-cathedral magnificence on title track, "Fluorescent Black". You could go on and on - it's a record which reveals new facets on every listen, a rich and deepening listening experience unlike any other record around right now - hip hop or otherwise.

When Anti-Pop Consortium's Beans, M. Sayyid, Earl Blaize, and High Priest parted ways in 2002 to pursue other projects, they left a gap in Hip Hop no other group was entirely prepared to fill. 2002's "Arrhythmia" was proof enough that if any other group of MCs could match the collective's left-field adventurousness or their lyrical dexterity, none had produced a record that both pushed the envelope with experimentation and made heads nod. Anti-Pop Consortium disbanded shortly after the record was released and nearly seven years later the challenge posed to Hip Hop by "Arrhythmia" remains largely untouched. Until now, when, re-united, the group have returned to better it.

"An unparalleled, post-modern music force to be reckoned with" - ROLLING STONE
"APC continue to blow minds and fuck up those neat little categories we music journalists and record stores rely on" - XLR8R

Antipop Consortium Flourescent Black

Biography :
Anti-Pop Consortium is an alternative hip hop group that released several tape singles and two albums primarily on Dan the Automator's experimental hip-hop label 75 Ark before being signed by Warp Records in 2000.
The group formed in 1997 when Beans, High Priest, M. Sayyid and producer Earl Blaize met at a poetry slam in New York City. They are often praised for their stream-of consciousness lyrics, often irreverent and featuring associative groups of words, and their ability to give seemingly unrelated word clusters hidden meaning.
Their releases were met with mixed reviews from the mainstream music and underground hip-hop press alike, although they are noted for their inventiveness and the experimental electronic productions contributed by all members.
They were frequently compared to other rappers with unorthodox lyrics, such as De La Soul,Kool Keith,and MFDoom.
In 2001, they opened for Radiohead during the European leg of their Amnesiac tour and subsequently toured with DJ Shadow.
In 2008, after few years off to work on individual projects, APC have reconvened in full force opening for Public Enemy during ATP festival.

Discography :

Albums :
Antipop vs. Matthew Shipp, 02/2003, Thirsty Ear
Arrhythmia, 08/04/2002, Warp
Shopping Carts Crashing, 05/2001, Antipop Recordings
Tragic Epilogue (vinyle, 1er album double LP), 20/11/2000, 75 Ark

Collaborations :
The Infesticons, avec Mike Ladd, 2000, Big Dada
The Isolationist, avec Dj Vadim, 1999, Jazz Fudge

EPs & singles :
Dead In Motion 12" promo single, 2002, Warp
Ghostlawns (Maxi), 15/072002, Warp
The Ends Against the Middle EP, 2001, Warp
Fear 12" single with Kaos and Patrick Pulsinger, 2000, Studio !K7
What Am I? 12" single, 2000, 75 Ark
Diagonal Ryme Garganchula 2.0 12" single, 2000, Ozone
Lift 12" single, 2000, 75 Ark
The Instrumentalist, 1999, Jazz Fudge
Orators of Advanced Thought, 1998, Ozone
Hydrogen Slush 12", 1998, Jazz Fudge
Diagonal Ryme Garganchula 10" single, 1997, Black Hoodz
Disorientation 12" single, 1997, Antipop Recordings


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