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Stones Throw and Leaving Records: Dual Form
     

Stones Throw and Leaving Records: Dual Form

 

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Hip-hop tastemaker Stones Throw Records teamed up with the underground boutique label Leaving Records for the wonderfully weird 53-minute compilation Dual Form, originally released as a double cassette. Instead of reaching into the back catalog, all of the songs are previously unreleased and there is a wide variety of experimental styles covered. Many of the

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Hip-hop tastemaker Stones Throw Records teamed up with the underground boutique label Leaving Records for the wonderfully weird 53-minute compilation Dual Form, originally released as a double cassette. Instead of reaching into the back catalog, all of the songs are previously unreleased and there is a wide variety of experimental styles covered. Many of the tracks sound like lo-fi, minimal versions of Stones Throw artists -- imagine tapes by Dâm-Funk, Vex Ruffin, Jonwayne, and James Pants, but even more mangled and phased out, like they have been dubbed to death or left in a glove compartment too long. The noise-ridden recording quality gives the project the likable D.I.Y. feel of a construction paper collage, and while the songs are too unusual to grasp easily, some highlights include the clubby pots-and-pans-on-four-track vibe of the Cyclist's "Visions," the downplayed new wave funk of SoundWizard BZB & MC Set's "Beacon," and a washed-out, Dilla-inspired instrumental by Knx titled "Sadnis." The material based in atmospherics and psychedelia is just as cool as the beat-oriented stuff, and Dntel's "Windy Windy" and Julia Holter's live version of Arthur Russell's "You & Me Both" are beautiful, otherworldly pieces worth the price of admission alone.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/22/2013
Label:
Stones Throw
UPC:
0659457230623
catalogNumber:
723062

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Dak   Composer,Producer
Miles Davis   Composer,Producer
Dntel   Composer,Producer
Odd Nosdam   Composer,Producer
Doug Davis   Composer,Producer
Julia Holter   Composer,Producer
Sun Araw   Composer,Producer
Cyclist   Composer,Producer
Run DMT   Composer,Producer
Lapti   Composer,Producer
Dem Hunger   Composer,Producer
Dream Love   Composer,Producer
Ssaliva   Composer,Producer
Knx   Composer,Producer
MC Set   Composer,Producer
Trance Farmers   Composer,Producer
SoundWizard BZB   Composer,Producer
Oscar McClure   Composer,Producer
Semya   Composer,Producer
yuk.   Composer,Producer

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