Ciphurphace – the Arizona-born, New Jersey-based emcee known for his rapid-fire delivery, battle-ready bars & humorous punchlines, releases the fourth single – with accompanying visuals - from his In Phaced God We Trust EP, which was released late last year as a joint venture between Tucson's own Effin Elements Entertainment & NYC-based indie label SpaceLAB Recordings. The self-proclaimed “Asian Pierce Brosnan with a beard problem” comes out the gate swinging with a machine-gun flow that acts as both an ode to his proactive pen game, as well as a cautionary warning to ill-equipped challengers on the microphone....”punchlines pack M. Tyson, M. Bison power.” Produced by SpaceLAB Recordings founder Jake Palumbo, who also provides the cut-&-scratch hook as well as a guest appearance to close out the record, also speaking on his lyrical prowess, but in the snarky & sarcastic sneer that has become a trademark for the Brooklyn-based emcee & producer - “You should pop a couple No Doz / & join F*boys Anonymous, you like your own photos.” Ciphurphace & Jake Palumbo have previously teamed up for the 2013 collaborative LP South By Southwest, under the group name Moonshine Burrito, & have a lengthy history of appearing on one other's projects since meeting on tour in 2007.
Crafting a concept album is an incredibly difficult task. Tying together a cohesive narrative across a record’s worth of songs isn’t just daunting, it’s an endeavour that even some of the industry’s finest have failed to do memorably. This task, however, becomes notably more difficult when you’re dealing in the abstract via instrumental soundscapes. That is what Chronotope Project, the moniker of composer Jeffrey Ericson Allen, attempts to do with his latest project, ‘Ovum.’
NAAL is an eclectic music project led by Chicago composer Dave Mantel. This talented musician has a true passion for great melodies and haunting musical textures. His blend of ambient, shoegaze and experimental drone music feels personal and unique, echoing the work of artists such as Slowdive, Boards of Canada or Sigur Ros, just to mention a few.