|MH-235 Busdriver - Fear Of A Black Tangent
With the most cohesive work of his career, Busdriver turns his razor sharp wit on his place in the music industry with his new full-length release, Fear Of A Black Tangent. It is the follow-up to his career establishing release, Temporary Forever. Songs covering small club touring, independent music promotion, and the barrage of uninspired hip-hop releases on the market all contribute to the album's theme of trying to break as a emerging artist. Busdriver has taken a year's worth of material and trimmed it down to thirteen impressive tracks that range from lightning fast Project Blowed style raps to sing-song pop. The album features production by Daedelus, Danger Mouse, Thavius Beck, Omid, and Paris Zax and has guest appearances by fellow Project Blowed MCs Abstract Rude, Ellay Khule, Mikah-9, and 2Mex.
|Outstanding - Urb / Genius - BBC / Experimental and fresh - Hip-Hop Connection / Intoxicating - Straight No Chaser / Decidedly cool and deadly - XLR8R / Treads where most wouldn't dare - DJ / Busdriver straight kills it - Hour / Certainly the best I've heard in a long time - Indigo Flow
|Alongside Daedelus and Ammoncontact, LA's own Busdriver could well be heavily responsible for the positive proliferation of indie rap. This full-length follow-up to Temporary Forever signals such progress. Featuring a plethora of related rhymesters and production favours from Daedelus and Danger Mouse, among others, Fear of a Black Tangent treads where most wouldn't dare. A panorama-esque organ constitutes the "Yawning Zetigeist Intro(freestyle)" before "Reheated Pop!" sees Bus unleash his tongue-twisted lyrical deliverance. "Unemployed Black Astronaut" takes it further via folk and "Happiness('s Unit of Measurement" jumps on the offbeat, but it's the equally epochal "Wormholes" and "Sphinx's Coonery" that strike the most fear. - DJ