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Wise Blood : Id

Citing producers like SpaceGhostPurrp and Zomby as influences, Christopher Laufman makes crazily inventive sample-based pop as Wise Blood, and on June 25 will release his debut LP id via Dovecote Records. Recorded with Animal Collective/ Dirty Projectors producer Nicolas Vernhes during a year-long “wilderness period” that saw the Pittsburgh singer scrap an album’s worth of material and take on a part-time job driving “party girls” from booking to booking, id delivers on the promise of early singles like “Loud Mouths” and then some: half-rapping over collages of looped choirs, droning synths and jazz horns, Laufman is hypnotic on hip hop-flavoured bangers like “Alarm” and “Rat“, playful on the poppy “Target” and bewildering on cluttered closer “Consumed”, whilst a pair of stunning instrumentals (“8PM – 10PM” and “11PM – 1AM”) sound like Clams Casino breaking into Timbaland’s sample store and plundering the crate marked “1999-2001: India & the Far East”. Endlessly inventive and utterly original, it’s a debut worth waiting for; listen to “Universe Is Blessed” below.


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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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