Just in case anyone has missed it, High Priest of the Anti-Pop Consortium AKA Hprizm has been, for the last few months, releasing fire on bandcamp.
It’s all instrumental, noodling beats and odd-looping samples – exactly what you’d expect from HP.
The latest release “Ornate Coldtrain”, ALL CAPS, is a darker, sketchy piece. Bits and pieces approach and unusually constructed. Jumbled. All the tracks are snipped tight, none of them allowed to progress passed the four-minute mark. Africa meets NYC.
Hprizm “Digital Aura”
My favourite release so far is “Digital Aura”. Shorter and beatier than anything else listed, it kills it with the old MPC magic (it’s probably fuckin’ Ableton) and a sample selection unearthed from 1950. The artwork is awesome too.
First of all let me just say I hate that hyphen. It was, and always should have been “Antipop Consortium”. Anyway, back to the point; it seems APC may be preping a brand new album titled “Tres Inexcelcius”. However, what’s surprising is that, as the name and some promo pics may suggest, there’s only three of them this time. But who’s missing? Yes, it’s the rude, headstrong, flowless, dickhead, Beans. Long has his attitude and verses been a thorn in the side of the APC group, and long has EB subtly tried to obscure his empty verses with digital effects.
I really cannot wait to hear what M.Sayyid, High Priest, and Earl Blaze have in store for us with out the influence of Beans… Spit hot, hot bars, I would think, because M.Sayyid don’t doze!
You can hear some of the tracks on their MySpace. Damn, M.sayyid is so good.