Signor Benedick The Moor: El Negro (self-released, 2013/Deathbomb Arc, 2014)

July 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Signor Benedick The Moor: El Negro

Signor Benedick The Moor: El Negro

This was originally released as a free Bandcamp download last year, but it’s made enough waves that Deathbomb Arc just released it on CD with a bonus track. Angry experimental Shakesperean college-age bedroom-recorded prog-rap. A bit of Danny Brown in his voice, but a decade-plus younger. Plenty of punk influence in some of the tracks (especially “Existential Humanitarianism As A Fashion Choice” and “Lecherous, Senseless, Debauchery”), but also orchestral scores (“Aristotelian Reptilian Pavillion (Opening Titles)” is a dramatic classical-inspired instrumental). One of the best rap albums (not just debuts) in recent memory. Seriously creative and accomplished and ambitious and well worth your time.

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