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Antipop Consortium - Volcano



Antipop Volcano
Antipop Consortium - Volcano
(Download) Big Dada BDDNL153, 2009-09-21

The first full single from APC's eagerly awaited comeback album, Fluorescent Black, Volcano is the sound of a group not only at their urgent, exploratory best, but also one which knows their funk. Glitchy, squelchy and driving, the tune comes on like the bastard offspring of Rick James and Aphex Twin, imagined as only APC can. And as ever, M. Sayyid, Beans and High Priest spit science, but the kind of science which makes the beat bump even harder. Remix duties are taken care of by the one-and-only Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet. Hebden ties vinyl static and chimes together with a clipped beat which makes the whole thing snap. Melancholic and beautiful, it's a fantastic reimagining.

Antipop Volcano
Antipop Consortium - Volcano
(Download) Big Dada BDDNL153, 2009-09-03

Tracklisting digital single :
01. Volcano (Four Tet Remix)
02. Volcano (Four Tet Remix Instrumental)

Tracklisting promo CD :
01. Volcano (Radio Edit)
02. Volcano (Four Tet Remix)
03. Volcano (Original Instrumental)
04. Volcano (Four Tet Remix Instrumental)

Links :
myspace.com/antipopny
wikipedia.org
bigdada.com
myspace.com/bigdadarecords

Press Release :
The first full single from APC's eagerly awaited comeback album, "Fluorescent Black," "Volcano" is the sound of a group not only at their urgent, exploratory best, but also one which knows their funk. Glitchy, squelchy and driving, the tune comes on like the bastard offspring of Rick James and Aphex Twin, imagined as only APC can. And as ever, M. Sayyid, Beans and High Priest spit science, but the kind of science which makes the beat bump even harder.

Remix duties are taken care of by the one-and-only Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet. Hebden ties vinyl static and chimes together with a clipped beat which makes the whole thing snap. Melancholic and beautiful, it's a fantastic reimagining.

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.
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