Tuesday, May 31, 2011
K-The-I??? releases lead single from his first instrumental album Synesthesia featuring sole, Myka 9 & Ceschi!
After the Cambridge, MA native rapper K-The-I??? immersed himself deep in the L.A. beat scene and spent innumerable months aloof abroad, he emerged an anomalous and innovative beat maker. Gleaning insight from the work of Thavius Beck, producer for his last Big Dada released album Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, K-The-I??? has taken the Launchpad/Ableton style of beatmaking in his own direction. NME said about his last album, "Living within an architecture of alien sounds, K-The-I??? still could not be any more welcoming." However, the architecture now his own, as well as the interior design, K-The-I??? is truly in his own element. Synesthesia is K-The-I???'s first instrumental album and a testament to his growth as an artist.
Abandoning his discordant Mush era rap roots for a surprisingly melodic new vision, not the cookie cutter dubstep that one might expect a Dadaist rapper to employ, K-the-I??? draws the same amount of inspiration from the 'womp' sound in current electronic movements as the airy MIDI themes of Super Nintendo RPGs en route to an undeniably original soundscape. At the same time hard and elegant, dark and nebulous. He has become a one man Godspeed You! Black Emperor for the post-Witchhouse age by layering glitchy rap influenced dance beats among harmonious vocal samples and lush synths. K-The-I??? calls in his allies Myka 9, sole and Ceschi to contibute to this post-IDM masterpiece.
Click here to listen to the lead single "Moon Walking On Lenticular Clouds"
Posted: 5/31/2011 03:06:00 PM