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September 2012

Saturday 1 September 2012

SHAPESHIFTERS - Adopted by Aliens

, 12:23

In the year 2000, a period of glory for the indie rap scene in general, and more particularly for this bunch of Angelinos, the Shapeshifters had thought of everything. In addition to Know Future, a record which looked like a 2 hour posse cut declaimed by a multitude of MCs on nonsensical beats –...

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Sunday 9 September 2012

V/A - Project Blowed

, 11:37

If you still don't know what a cult album is, or if you are fed up with professional or wannabe music critics using these words more than is reasonable, well, maybe it is time for you to go back to the fundamental and seminal first Project Blowed compilation....

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Sunday 16 September 2012

PEANUT BUTTER WOLF - My Vinyl Weighs a Ton

, 11:46

We could find anything on Peanut Butter Wolf's first LP, in fact more a compilation than a regular album. All the styles of the times had found a place, there. "Straight in your face" or more mature kinds of raps, creative beats, experiments, old school accents ("Keep On Rockin...

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Friday 21 September 2012

SUBTITLE - I'm Always Recovering from Tomorrow

, 22:43

It starts with an almost unremarkable track, a very cold kind of rap declaimed with a deep voice from the back of the bathroom, and built on a few piano keys ("Textbook Life"). The three following songs are as cadaveric, and each time weirder and more bizarre than the previous one, more...

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