|MH-201 Boom Bip & Doseone - Circle
A Birdcatcher in a no-piece suit and a Town Crier in the round, Circle is the critically acclaimed full-length from vocalist Doseone and producer Boom Bip. The New York Times has named Circle one of the "Top-Ten Worthwhile Albums of the Year" and the duo have been rewarded with over a dozen artist profiles including a feature in The Wire and nods to Doseone as Spin's "Incoming" and CMJ's "On the Verge" artist-of-the-month. A cohesive work of word and sound that ends where it begins and emulates the child within, Circle combines honest word and live instrumentation with an amalgam of sixties, seventies, eighties, and nineties compositions. Doseone does it all, prose at light speed, in slow speak, and even bird calls. Circle is at once like everything and nothing before it - and what comes next will not be the same.
|A masterpiece, fladdout - Your Flesh / Let them take your inner ear outer there. - NME / Invigorating, wildly innovative and inventive - Play Louder / Ambitious, off the wall, and impossible to justice in a review - Straight No Chaser / A landmark moment in hip-hop history - Exclaim! / This might be the best... document to have emerged from hip-hop's savant-garde - The Wire
|A river of stream-of-consciousness poems disguised as rhymes and delivered, often with impressive rapidity, in an incredible variety of ways over a Pandora's box of beats, bells, auras and various noises. This is Doseone's dream state, and you, listener, are invited to partake of his notebook of verbal sketches, bizarre visions, abstract phrases, bleak dramas and jungle polyrhythm. Boom Bip provides the beats, the strange and ominous synth washes, and the assorted background eccentricities, but this is clearly Doseone's show. This CD is a stage for his sweltering ramblings, parenthetical addendums, and lyrical musings. Lyrically, it can be about as coherent as a conversation with a schizo, but who was it that said that schizophrenia was a desirable form of entertainment we should embrace and employ, because schizophrenia is the only revolution left to us, anyway? Well, I'm not read to commit to it just yet, but, in the meantime, Doseone's detached immersion in his world of whispering dreams and shouting storms will suffice. - Copper Press