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|Ceschi "The One Man Band Broke Up"|
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|Release Date: June 29th, 2010|
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New Haven songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/rapper Ceschi Ramos (pronounced chess-key) and Berlin producer DJ Scientist initially connected around 2005 over a mutual adoration of rare 60s/70s psychedelic, prog and folk rock as well as 90s hip hop. On their first record together
, "The One Man Band Broke Up", both gentlemen evoke their influences creating a completely original sounding, melodic, dark and unabashedly progressive hip hop concept album.
Based around the ever revisited topic of the rise and fall of a musician, in this case one named Julius and The Bearded Saviour, "The One Man Band Broke Up" is as much about Ceschi's own fear of failure as it is about personal experiences in a dog eat dog music industry. As Ceschi's voice moves from meticulous almost mathematical rhythms to aggressive nearly punk howling to scat like rhymes, Scientist layers epic montages of samples, dynamic drums, along with chopped live instruments to compliment the diversity of styles. The album even slides in two of Ceschi's acoustic based tunes complete with violins, banjos and ukuleles. Friends including Sole, Astronautalis, Radical Face (of Electric President), 2econd Class Citizen, Cars & Trains and Mic King also contribute instrumentation and vocals. The combined outcome is a post-modern hip hop project unlike anything else the two musicians have previously released.
It's been four years since Ceschi's last album "They Hate Francisco False" slowly but surely gathered a following around the world because of its honest and unique blend of left field hip hop and indie folk. During that recording hiatus Ceschi relentlessly toured the US, Canada, Europe and Japan with independent hip hop heroes such as Myka 9, Awol One, Sole and Onry Ozzborn all while starting his own successful record label, Fake Four Inc., and recording his latest album with Equinox Records' founder DJ Scientist.
However you take in this music - it is undeniable that "The
One Man Band Broke Up" is a powerful new album coming from
an indie hip hop world that has largely become stagnant and safe. This
record isn't afraid of its own intelligence, technicality and sincerity.
“Wichtiges Album voller blutspuckender lyrischer Offenheit und
erschreckend mutiger Nacktheit mit einer erfreulich mittelfingerreckenden
There’s the experimental post-psych-rock-hop-jazz-fusion outfit Anonymous Inc., the genre-defying latin progressive group Toca, Hardcore Metal band Dead By Wedneday, the lo-fi trip-hop pop group Deadpan Darling (with Blue Sky Black Death), the Crunk-rap crew Knuck Feast and many more that he may or may not own up to.
But most of us know Ceschi Ramos is best as a one man band.
Drawing from the experience of these groups, he ignites crowds around
the world with simply his acoustic guitar, a laptop and the bravado of
his dynamic voice. From quiet and playful indie folk ditties to literally
pushing the audience, spitting fast-chopping raps; Ceschi
embodies the spirit of a true showman - proving to us that one man can
do it all.
The One Man Band Broke Up, produced by DJ Scientist, paints a semi-fictional, somewhat autobiographical story of a one-man-band by the name of "Julius and The Bearded Savior" in an ongoing tale of stardom, deception, disappointment and failure within an unappreciative music industry. Friends including Sole, Astronautalis, Radical Face, 2econd Class Citizen, Cars & Trains and Mic King contribute instrumentation and vocals.
The One Man Band Broke Up will be available on Ceschi’s
own Fake Four, Inc. and in Europe on Equinox
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