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Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Narcissist II // Dean Blunt of Hype Williams ?

This is a 30 minute mixtape or album preview which I thought was a mixtape. Teams had posted a link to it saying "this is important', and I have learned to take Teams' picks seriously, so I downloaded the thing and listened once and was bewildered; wtf is this? Listened again and thought that's kinda interesting. The third time the circumstances were right and I listened to the 30 minute file...and was seriously impressed.

This is weird and wonderful unclassifiable lo-fi rhythm & blues with vocals that sound like they were phoned in from beyond. The sample-based  rhythm tracks would be interesting alone but real songs with strange but convincing lyrics are sung by a voice that defies description. It sounds like a black Ariel Pink.

 I love that wtf feeling about a piece a piece of music, that's a good sign. It means it's something new or I would recognize it. The whole thing smells like art.

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