Gawd Bless The Faceless Crowds

Details

aec.muh228.2 6/1/04 New
$10.18 $11.98

Product Promotions

15% off sitewide (excluding pre-orders, sale items, exclusives, and select items)

Shipping Promotions

ID: aec.muh228.2

Variations

    CD
    New
    Used
    Release
    New
    Used
    Gawd Bless The Faceless Crowds Mush Records
    $10.18
    -

Add to cart options

Product Actions

Availability: This item may take up to 8 weeks to ship.

Review

Review Text Anybody here remember Gary Clail? He's the guy who wasn't a rapper, wasn't a singer, he just blabbed on about whatever was bothering him -- usually politics -- and was compelling all the while. Circus could be his American brother, and his coconspirator on Gawd Bless the Faceless Crowds -- Andre Afram Asmar -- might remind you of Clail's old buddy, producer Adrian Sherwood. Asmar takes Sherwood's style of cramming every bit of available space with samples, loops, disembodied voices, and other sorts of muck, and combines it with a Southern screwed-and-chopped style with slowed-down beats. It's hallucinatory and smothering but compelling, and most responsible for the album's high points. Rapper Circus isn't unworthy of Asmar's production, but he's limited, obsessed with UFOs like Kool Keith used to be, and hard to imagine in any another setting than Asmar's. Sounding like a snarky Slug from Atmosphere, Circus' abstract tales of aliens are middling at best, but he comes alive when commenting on world events. His rap on "Who Killed Me???" is quick, excellent, and evidence that listeners might be hearing an artist not yet at full maturation. There's always Asmar's fascinating production to turn to whenever Circus is spinning his wheels. The partnership might be unbalanced, but you've got to appreciate a record that can still come up with its own unique sound. ~ David Jeffries

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. Bully - 4:49
  2. 2. Army of Fresh - 4:44
  3. 3. We Are Not Alone - 7:31
  4. 4. Sex in Space - 2:07
  5. 5. Nobody Special - 7:49
  6. 6. Biblical Proof of UFOs - 7:53
  7. 7. Holy Blood - 4:07
  8. 8. Who Killed Me??? - 7:39
  9. 9. Club Lights - 5:41
  10. 10. Sir Romancealot - 2:00
  11. 11. Smell the Roses - 6:42
  12. 12. Redeemer - 5:16

Product Details

Release Date
6/1/04 

Customer Reviews