Soul-Junk- 1958 (SAA1113)

By sheer force of flim-flam genius slight-of-hand, this outing finds Soul-Junk following up the critically acclaimed 1957 with a release that manages to be simultaneously more deconstructed and yet more accessible. This is the crossroads that Soul-Junk delights, dancing across the pavements and avoiding bus rides into the played out regions of the current electronic/hip-hop landscape. But rather they cannonball into pools and puddles unafraid of no diving rules and whistle blowing purists.

With a MUCH wider instrumentation / influence / and an amazing love of noise, Soul-Junk returns after cooking another potluck sized serving of hip-hop, sliced/diced/smothered and covered. From Gamelon influenced choral dizzy-clash, calypso-noise-fusion, baroque chamber music cut-ups, atari glitch funk, and campfire sing-a-longs, the album arrives with a juiced up sample palette and ground breaking production. Disturbing crookedness and collaborations with Kidnastypup, free-jazzer Daniel Carter and avant-trumpeter Greg Kelley, DJ Mizzicah, Bizzart and the ever elusive Prof. Kermit (aka Golden Poultry Error).

Produced by Galaxalang and Slo-Ro
Mastered by Rafter Roberts
Engineered by Tim Coffman and Prof. Kermit
Recorded at Singing Serpent Studios
CD artwork by Jonathan Dueck

Track Listing
Track Listing:
01. Hezekiah & the Sad Cobras
02. Moonpie Eating
03. Autosmuddling [mp3]
04. Thy Dark Streets Shineth
05. Tasmanian Pork
06. Buzzards
07. Geolinguistics
08. Hogging All the Islands
09. The Nerve & Gall
10. Sabor
11. World’s Loudest Vintriloquist
12. Long of Tooth
13. Mesa Dixie
14. Shots from the Master’s Eye
15. Brougham

“1958 contains hip-hop so out-there, so deconstructed, so avant-garde, so every-other-term-for-radically-pioneering that all geeks seeking that sacred “next level” will consider it a harbinger of rapture deserving Pitchfork’s sacred 10.0.”-

“9 out of 10… cacophonic-free-form-noise-rap release, 1958, he has the lead on all his peers and can now safely look over his shoulder at the other cut-up figures behind him: namely Prefuse 73 and Arrhythmia”- Stylus Magazine

“unarguably groundbreaking”-

“this is a perfect combination if we are talking about fresh moments in new music. really inventive approach and balanced to the end. music that must be heard.”-

“1958 is, with Prefuse 73’s One World Extinguisher and Mad-Lib’s Blue Note album, one of the best hip-hop albums to come out this year”- ClinkMagazine

“In short, this album is complete and beautiful nonsense.”- Action Man Magazine

“another brilliant avant-electro-dada-hip-hop car wreck- and they are still way over our heads.”- 7Ball Magazine

“filled from top to bottom with samples of anything under the sun of audio history”-

“each successive listening reveals new layers and textures to the mess”- The Phantom Tollbooth


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