It's no secret that we at Flagpole have a little critical crush on murk daddy flex, the hip hop producer alter ego of local musician Terence Chiyezhan:
Now, we're tickled pink to provide an exclusive premiere of the first single from Genesis—which drops sometime this summer in CD and cassette form via Pizza Tomb Records—the utterly divine "Glass Music."
The dense, immersive tune is a departure from mdf's prior work in tone and focus; where before there was tape hiss and muddied jazz samples, now there is booming low end and crystal-clear treble, well-placed empty space and earth-toned organics.
Stream the tune below:
Chiyezhan relates that Genesis is "influenced by classic and Asian psychedelic rock of the 1970s," and that it "follows a loose narrative framed around the career of Muhammad Ali." Neat. Chiyezhan has also launched a Kickstarter, along with perhaps the best Kickstarter video of all time, to raise a meager $400 to help with the album's physical release.
Watch the clip, and check out Genesis' tracklist, below.
04. GLASS MUSIC
05. BLACK MAMBA
06. I (WHO'S PUNK, WHATS THE SCORE)
08. HARE KRISHNA, UNIVERSAL PEACE
09. CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN SNAKE
10. II (CLOUD NINE)
13. PAX ROMANA
15. III (SEA FOAM GREEN)