|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
|With two albums already chalked up in the win column for Doseone this year, he's decided to team up with Boom Bip,author of the Doo Doo Breaks, among other things to create Circle. Similar to all Dose releases, this album will be hated by those that just don't care for the man, and loved by those that preach his greatness. This album won't likely sway the opinions of either group in any way, so if you're a fan buy it and if you're not don't - unlike Dose's style, it's as simple as that. As a matter of fact, it's almost as enjoyable reading all the verses in the liner notes as it is to listen them, so take that for what it is. Either way, Dose still remains the one true acidic artist capable of making Adolphus Huxley smile in admiration. - Rebirth