|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
|Circle is Doseone's epic journey through experimental word and beat play. The beat and bass architect this time around, is hip-hop and jazz Dj Boom Bip. Together on this sixty-plus minute excursion, Boom Bip and Doseone take listeners by the hand on a journey through the paranormal and schizophrenic world that these guys inhabit. Call it the grindcore version of hip-hop, where there is no limit to where the prose may lead; from childlike rants and hissy fits to Shakespearian narrative construction, life out here on the ledge is a heady trip. - Silvergirl