CD Release: Splitface at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, Saturday, November 1

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A few weeks ago, we reviewed Splitface and June 16th's album Raydeeohh. Christian Schaeffer had this to say:

Area hip-hop producers Splitface (Nate Womack) and June 16th (Chris Krug) join forces on Raydeeohh, an album that's evenly balanced between informed, politically-conscious rapping and laid-back, sample-heavy instrumentals. At their best, the duo's beats are unruly and alive — they get lost in depths of analog tape echo, skitter and stutter out of bounds and go off on psychedelic tangents. On opening track "Raydeeohh," an elementary drum-machine beat booms over the sound of vinyl static and a sample-mangled electric piano, while a female voice asks, "Whatever happened to the great DJs?" It's a trippy opening shot, but one that fits the slightly noir-like mood of the other tracks. Songs such as "Radio AirSlaves" (which features Frozen Food Section member Helias) work as found-sound collages, both using spoken-word recordings and jazz-inflected samples to bemoan the state of modern radio.

Read the rest of Schaeffer's review here. Splitface will be celebrating the album (among other things) with a show tomorrow night at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room. DJ Mahf, Steddy P and Mathias will also be on hand. Show starts at 10 p.m., tickets are $5. The following bit of music features Jonathan Toth from Hoth and scratches by Helias and DJ Pome.

MP3: Splitface, "The End of an Age"

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