Father Creeper

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
It's a notable shift, but the only thing one should read into Spoek Mathambo's jump from the funky and chic label BBE to the monolithic indie Sub Pop, is that the innovative African producer's music is highly desirable to all sorts of edgy tastemakers. Father Creeper sounds like an artist-driven, sophmore effort with little or no label interference. Spoek's own dark brand of African wonky pop incorporates dubstep, post-kwaito sounds, politically driven horror-hop, and even the rock-rap promise of Ice-T's Body Count delivered on the bang-your-head monster "Let Them Talk," little of this being the "hip" kind of fluff a jazzy marketing department would desire. It's the Last...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
It's a notable shift, but the only thing one should read into Spoek Mathambo's jump from the funky and chic label BBE to the monolithic indie Sub Pop, is that the innovative African producer's music is highly desirable to all sorts of edgy tastemakers. Father Creeper sounds like an artist-driven, sophmore effort with little or no label interference. Spoek's own dark brand of African wonky pop incorporates dubstep, post-kwaito sounds, politically driven horror-hop, and even the rock-rap promise of Ice-T's Body Count delivered on the bang-your-head monster "Let Them Talk," little of this being the "hip" kind of fluff a jazzy marketing department would desire. It's the Last Poets-sized sense of duty that makes Spoek so compelling and his Diplo-styled sense of adventure that makes him so exciting, with drums destroying speakers, keyboards beaming down from the mothership, and woozy African chants all whizzing around this ominous album. As electro as it enters, it exits on an organic note as the closing "Grave" falls somewhere between Prince and Hendrix with a dramatic, wistful and starry-eyed finish that's like Rocky Horror from some African Guerilla theater. Thrilling, but this is also a sobering atrocity exhibition coming from the flip-side of hip-hop where gold and bling always means death and blood money. Sweet and sour are rarely at such odds and while the dark seems to be winning here, Spoek makes the "hard truths" sound like "real talk" while putting some of the world's most innovative rebel music underneath.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2012
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • UPC: 098787097528
  • Catalog Number: 70975
  • Sales rank: 126,296

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kites (5:04)
  2. 2 Venison Fingers (2:40)
  3. 3 Put Some Red On It (5:38)
  4. 4 Let Them Talk (5:00)
  5. 5 Dog To Bone (4:49)
  6. 6 Skorokoro - Okmalumkoolkat (4:49)
  7. 7 Father Creeper - Xander Ferreira (4:56)
  8. 8 We Can Work (3:34)
  9. 9 Stuck Together (4:56)
  10. 10 Grave (Intro) (3:00)
  11. 11 Grave (6:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Spoek Mathambo Primary Artist
Zach Hill Drums
Rebone Vocals
Gunnar Olsen Drums
Nthato Mokgata Vocals
Jake Lipman Drums
Richard Rumney Synthesizer
Ana Rab Vocals
Yolanda Fyrus Vocals
Xander Ferreira Vocals
Smiso Zwane Vocals
Ramolefe Theo Tuge Keyboards
Nicolaas Van Reenen Guitar
Technical Credits
Dave Cooley Mastering
Spoek Mathambo Producer
Nthato Mokgata Composer
Jake Lipman Composer
Richard Rumney Composer
Guimalore Coly Composer
Daniel Jasper Cover Painting
Ana Rab Composer
Steven Jess Borth Composer
Smiso Zwane Composer
Robert Maraba Composer
Ramolefe Theo Tuge Composer
Nicolaas Van Reenen Composer
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