Andy Hosch of Timbuktunes brings you the fifth in his six-part series on Butch Morris and Conduction. Although this show was planned well in advance, think of it as a contiunation of our five-hour New Music Japan special which aired this past Monday. The centerpiece of this evening's program will be Conduction #50 which took place in Tokyo with an ensemble of both Japanese traditional and Western instruments.
"The lyrical style is acrobatic and joyfully disjointed—think Aesop Rock meets Busta Rhymes—while the subject matter owes far more to the post-apocalyptic claustrophobia found on Funcrusher Plus than to the more ubiquitous ride-or-die ethos of The Chronic. In cinematic terms, it eschews the tragic braggadocio of Scarface for a universe that is decidedly Blade Runner in its subterranean futurism." - Ryan Feigh (Portland Mercury) http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/hive-mind/Content?oid=3300085
"It’s psychedelic rap, and in tandem with a pair of earbuds and Gavin Theory’s woozy, drum-’n’-bass-inspired beats, there’s enough here to trip you the fuck out." - Casey Jarman (Willamette Week)