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Humansuit- "Lawnmower Man" ft. Gonjasufi (prod. Flying Lotus)

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This new Humansuit track is very interesting. While being unmistakably produced by Flying Lotus, this short track doesn't sound much like anything I've listened to lately. The drums sound intentionally synthetic, with Gonjasufi's soulful and tattered vocal over the top. While perhaps sounding a little sparse, I found myself returning to this song. It'll be interesting to see what this project does next.


Gonjasufi- "Feedin' Birds"

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A track from the forthcoming Gonjasufi "mini-album," MU.ZZ.LE. right here. The track is "Feedin' Birds," and the music on this one repeats as lost vocals wander aimlessly through a psychedelic lo-fi recording.

I feel like this song has a style similar to Sufi's previous LP, A Sufi And A Killer, but I'd be lying if I said I was in love with it. The sounds are pretty mysterious and odd; I'd even go far enough to say this track captures the feel of being lost in a desert, which is something I loved about A Sufi.

However, this time around, I'm just not as hyped. This track and the one that dropped before it are nowhere near as striking as previous singles like "Kowboyz&Indianz" and "Kobwebz." To me, these new tracks just don't present at much sounds and progression.

I'm a bit worried, but still hopeful for Sufi's future output. What do you think?

Gonjasufi- "Nickels and Dimes"

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A new track from hip hop mystic Gonjasufi. It's titled "Nickel and Dimes," and it's set to appear on the dude's forthcoming album, MU.ZZ.LE. It'll be out on Warp Records on January 24th.

This release will surely be a change of pace from his last. From what I understand, it's a bit shorter; plus, he made the effort to produce and record this album himself. Of course, Sufi's previous LP, A Sufi and a Killer had a homemade feel to it as well, but I'm assuming the beats are self-made, too.

This LP might be pretty interesting if "Nickels and Dimes" is any indicator of this forthcoming album's emotions. This song is definitely a moody one. I'm yet to completely interpret what's being said, but one doesn't need language comprehension to feel the sadness oozing out of every corner of this song.