So Anti-pop-consortium meets EL-P in a seedy nightclub where the music sucks, they adjourn to the alley for a knee trembler and the resulting offspring is taught to speak by Aesop Rock. Well.. not quite. Breaking Kayfabe sounds nothing exactly like these brave new pioneers of modern hip hop but you can see the family genetic footprint. This is a very accomplished record. A frankly stunning record. Sharing the production ethic of avoiding heavy samples for self programming the bleeps, bloops and heavy synth waves of the aformentioned artists.Its a wonderfully rewarding record and requires several listens to fully begin to digest the intricacies of the production. Cadence Weapon, (poet laureate in his hometown of Edmonton, no really) has a delivery similar to Aesop Rock to my ear, very poetic but a little more decipherable.
Standout tunes? well, it seems more of a whole body of work, every song is so interesting but '30 seconds' a sharp song about the advertising industry is probably my pick of the bunch. 'Black Hand' and 'Oliver Square' are also serious contenders.
If you like El-P, Aesop Rock, A.P.C.,Death Grips and love the way this new hip hop 'sound' is moving, get this.....
Its like £3.00 or something, seriously!
This review name checks a lot, Guilty. Its some sort of starting post, a general area to almost describe the sound.
Truth is, this is a very unique record and you should hear it for yourself.