|MH-246 Curse Ov Dialect - Wooden Tongues
Two years in the making, Curse Ov Dialect return with Wooden Tongues, the follow up to their critically lauded debut Lost In The Real Sky. The matchless vocals of MCs Raceless, Vulk Makedonski, Aturungi, and August 2 are suplimented by the meticulous cuts of DJ Paso Bionic, and their collaborative production efforts utilize samples culled from nearly all members of the United Nations. The album's themes focus on politics, multiculturalism and their recent life experiences. With Wooden Tongues, Curse Ov Dialect have tamed their personal energy and recorded a cohesive group of tracks, while maintaining their sprawling debut's vital excitement and passion.
|A truly audacious and important group - Music Australia Guide / One of the best hip-hop groups in the world who have delivered one of this year's best - Beat / Recommended - All Music Guide / Squarely in the upper echelon of indie hip-hop worldwide - Tiny Mix Tapes
|This is hip hop, the way the music was originally meant to be: Challenging, envelope pushing and highly original. Curse ov Dialect aren't trying to be strange without intent, their whole focus is forcing the listener out of the box os preconceptions. Yes, they're a diverse group who aren't afraid to speak candidly about race, politics and religion. They're also not afraid to dress in their cultural attire onstage, further confusing the usual hip hop trends. Sometimes they rap in heavy Australian accents, other times move easily into other languages.
The music never gets too serious since there's always humor alongside anger and despair. The beats, world music with a psychedelic twist, though always grounded in Australia. In short, there's nothing like it. Highly Recommended: A - Whale Sound Dervish