Owl Hours

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Anthony Martin, who raps under the name Awol One, formed a partnership with DJ and producer Factor shortly after the two met while the former was on tour in Canada, and the two have forged a strange and borderline-unique brand of progressive hip-hop. Owl Hours features a large number of guest musicians and rappers including Xzibit (who shines particularly on the brilliant but nasty "Brains Out"), Tash, E-swift, and Sunspot Jonz, among others. At its best, the album blends rock and hip-hop elements in a charmingly unselfconscious, at times nearly goofy manner: "Glamorous Drunk" and "Stand Up" are particularly powerful examples of this loose collective at its strongest. At ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Anthony Martin, who raps under the name Awol One, formed a partnership with DJ and producer Factor shortly after the two met while the former was on tour in Canada, and the two have forged a strange and borderline-unique brand of progressive hip-hop. Owl Hours features a large number of guest musicians and rappers including Xzibit (who shines particularly on the brilliant but nasty "Brains Out"), Tash, E-swift, and Sunspot Jonz, among others. At its best, the album blends rock and hip-hop elements in a charmingly unselfconscious, at times nearly goofy manner: "Glamorous Drunk" and "Stand Up" are particularly powerful examples of this loose collective at its strongest. At other points, the strengths and weaknesses don't line up quite so perfectly: on "Destination" Awol One's geeky delivery starts coming across as somewhat affected, and the two-chord instrumental track is downright dumb, as are the nyah-nyah-nyah backing vocals. His flow is rather awkward on "Back Then," but that track is otherwise quite good, and just about everything else offers a similarly mixed bag of the great and the perplexing. But you get extra points just for being original in this field, and Awol One is certainly that.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/21/2009
  • Label: Fake Four Inc
  • UPC: 616892050865
  • Catalog Number: 10
  • Sales rank: 226,186

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Glamorous Drunk (2:49)
  2. 2 Celebrate (2:43)
  3. 3 Official (2:53)
  4. 4 Stand Up (3:28)
  5. 5 Up Downtown (2:47)
  6. 6 Waste the Wine (3:19)
  7. 7 Back Then (3:32)
  8. 8 Destination (2:49)
  9. 9 Darkness (3:20)
  10. 10 Brains Out (3:59)
  11. 11 Sunset Sandwich (3:06)
  12. 12 Brains Out (3:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
AWOL One Primary Artist
E-Swift Rap
Tim Kramer Cello
Aesop Rock Rap
Ceschi Ramos Rap
Gregory Pepper & His Problems Organ, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Piano, Accordion, Vocals, Background Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, Rap, bass pedals, Dictaphone
Technical Credits
E-Swift Composer
Jeremy Goody Mastering
B Real Composer
AWOL One Composer
Aesop Rock Composer
Gregory Pepper & His Problems Composer
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