|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
|Mush electronic producer Boom Bip and everyone's favorite poet/emcee Doseone have combined to create one of the greatest contemporary hip-hop albums, and it shall forever remain a classic. Circle is definitely way out there in terms of hip-hop, with constantly morphing beats and Dose's singsong spoken-word flow. Included with the cd is a booklet of lyrics that make understanding Dose's fast-pace nasal flow a whole lot easier. Whether it's the Southern booty call of "Square" (where the chorus goes "Circle, y'all, it's circle, y'all"), the off-and-on techno-metal of "Questions Over Coffee" or the ringing buzz of the aptly titled "Goddamn Telephone," Boom Bip constantly matches the intensity of Dose, bringing him to levels he normally only reaches as part of Greenthink. Hell, Boom Bip even makes Dose's laundry instructions sound dope. You think I'm kidding, don't you? Circle could be the most important musical purchase you make this year, no matter what type of music you listen to. Or even if you hate music and just really love poetry. - Exclaim!