Underground Pick #1

October 19, 2009 at 1:50 am (Uncategorized)

I’m gonna be doing this regularly from now on, probably every week.  Just throwing out props to some art that I don’t feel has been seen, listened to, read, experienced as much as it should  – could be music, film, books, paint.  Tune in.  First pick is

QUASIMOTO – The Unseen, 2000.


The rap alter-ego of Madlib, one of hip hop’s best producers, who also made Madvilliany with MF Doom.  The way he does it is he slows down the tracks and raps over ’em, then speeds them back up and gets Quasimoto.  Jazzy atmospherics like you can always expect with Madlib, but brought to much spacier, surreal places, and Quasi’s high-pitched, dazed out voice acts as almost an anesthesia to bring you through the whole thing tranced.  Apparently this whole album was dreamed up and recorded by Madlib in a week-long mushroom binge. Word.  And to top it all off, it’s got samples from Fantastic Planet.  Most of the people who check out my work are either hip hop heads or surrealism-junkies, and I can say for sure this album’s got plenty of juice for both of you.  Find and consume.

1 Comment

  1. kek said,

    Man, I fucking looove that LP.

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