CAPPABLACK - FACADES & SKELETONS (CD)


Cappablack is a duo comprised of Illeven (programming) and Hashim B. (programming & scratching). Influenced by the raw hip-hop sound of groups such as Mobb Deep, Cappablack released their debut album The State of the Night in 1997 from Soup-Disk, which combined experimental beats and noir soundscapes. This album became a classic instrumental album in the Japanese hip-hop scene. Their second 12" The Economics EP was discovered by Pole and they became the first Japanese group to contribute tracks to the ~scape compilations Staedtizism 3, Staedtizism 4 and But Then Again. Comparable in sound to artists such as Prefuse 73, Dabrye and Danger Mouse who mix electronica with hip-hop, and also succeeding in the line of Japanese instrumental hip-hop artists such as DJ Krush, Facades & Skeletons is a deep album that breaks the boundaries between numerous musical genres. The album features vocals by underground US West coast MC Awol One, and the remarkable rhyming skills of up-and-coming Japanese rapper Emirp. (label info)
in stock | UK| 2006| SCAPE | 14.80


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