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Episode 81 – The Beat Will Always Save Us

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Episode 81 - The Beat Will Always Save Us

Episode 81 – The Beat Will Always Save Us

Mint Pillow’s first all Hip Hop podcast since Episode 36.

1. Intro
2. Emma Stone – Birdman Speech (2014)
3. Shabazz Palaces – Gunbeat Falls (Of Light – 2009)
4. Four Tet – As Serious as Your Life [Jay Dee remix] (Remixes – 2006)
5. Talib Kweli – Country Cousins (Ear Drum – 2007)
6. Big K.R.I.T. – Dreamin’ (Return Of 4Eva – 2011)
7. Lushlife – Big Sur (Plateau Vision – 2012)
8. Captain Murphy – Drive Thru (Duality – 2013)
9. Kendrick Lamar – Alright (To Pimp a Butterfly – 2015)
10. Chance The Rapper – Everybody’s Something (Acid Rap – 2013)
11. KOOL A.D. – The Robbery (51 – 2012)
12. Madlib – Untitled (Filthy Ass Remixes – 2011)
13. Childish Gambino – American Royalty (R O Y A L T Y – 2012)
14. OFWGKTA – Everything Thats Yours (Radical – 2010)
15. MF Doom – People Places and Things (The Doomilation Bootleg – 2003)
16. BJ The Chicago Kid – His Pain (Pineapples Now & Laters – 2012)
17. Kurtis Blow – Super Sperm (America – 1985)
18. Madlib – Untitled (Filthy Ass Remixes – 2011)
19. Gorillaz – Rock The House (Gorillaz – 2001)
20. De La Soul – I Am I Be (Buhloone Mindstate – 1993)
21. Danny Brown – Thank God (The Hybrid – 2010)
22. Quasimoto – Am I Confused? (Yessir Whatever – 2013)
23. Earl Sweatshirt – solace (2015)

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Episode 60 – The White House Sessions: Volume 1

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Episode 60 - The White House Sessions: Volume 1

Episode 60 – The White House Sessions: Volume 1

Creating podcasts for Visions of the Unexcused has been a solitary art. I’ve always enjoyed the process, but recently I wanted to do something different, organic, and more importantly – with friends. Inspired by the sonic champions at Doodcast I decided to create a podcast live and with my fellow comrades. For this task I ventured to the “The White House” – a continuation of the legendary “Sydney Street” apartment; which has hosted some of the finest tech-heads, freaks, and drunks in the greater Cambridge-Somerville-Boston area. So on a Saturday Night not too long ago I put on my Mint Pillow hat as we got weird spinning music while getting lost. The White House Sessions is the result – and this is Volume 1 of 2.

1. Herbie Hancock – “Chameleon (’83 Dance Mix)” (Autodrive 12″ – 1983)
2. The Poets Of Rhythm – “Smilin While You’re Crying” (Anthology – 2013)
3. !!! – “Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard (A True Story)” (Me And Giuliani 12″ – 2003)
4. Holy Ghost! – “Dumb Disco Ideas” (Dumb Disco Ideas 12″ – 2013)
5. DJ Format (Featuring Edan) – “Spaceship Earth” (Spaceship Earth / Terror 12″ – 2012)
6. Childish Gambino – “American Royalty (ft. RZA and Hypnotic Brass Orchestra)” (R O Y A L T Y – 2012)
7. Heems – “Cowabunga Gnarly [Prod. By Harry Fraud]” (Wild Water Kingdom – 2012)
8. Aesop Rock – “Daylight” (Daylight – 2002)
9. Vincent Markowski – “Dirty Capsules” (Dirty Capsules 12″ – 2008)
10. MillionYoung – “Sunn Dreamm” (Sunndreamm EP – 2009)
11. Memoryhouse – “Sleep Patterns” (The Years E.P. – 2010)
12. Gap Dream – “Chill Spot” (Chill Spot 7″ – 2013)
13. Les Sins – “Fetch” (Les Sins 7” – 2012)
14. Jurassic 5 – “Action Satisfaction” (Jurassic 5 EP – 1997)
15. Method Man – “Tical” (Tical – 1994)
16. Doom – “Still Dope (Featuring Empress Starhh)” (Born Like This – 2009)
17. Quasimoto – “Greenery” (The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas – 2005)
18. Dangerdoom – “Old School (Featuring Talib Kweli)” (The Mouse and the Mask – 2005)
19. The Phenomenal Handclap Band – “Baby” (The Phenomenal Handclap Band – 2008)
20. Cymande – “Brothers On The Slide” (Cymande – 1972)
21. Os Mutantes – “Top Top” (Jardim Elétrico – 1971)
22. Mulatu Astatke – “I Faram Gami I Faram” (Mulatu Steps Ahead – 2010)
23. Hawkwind – “Space Is Deep” (Doremi Fasol Latido – 1972)
24. Meat Puppets – “Look At The Rain” (Huevos – 1987
25. The Zombies – “What More Can I Do” (Begin Here – 1965)
26. The Shins – “So Says I” (Chutes Too Narrow – 2003)
27. Donovan – “Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)” (Fairytale – 1965)
28. Daniel Johnston – “Joy Without Pleasure” (Songs of Pain – 2003)
29. Kraftwerk – “Boing Boom Tschak” (Electric Cafe – 1986)
30. Flying Lotus – “Wake me” (Ideas+drafts+loops – 2013)
31. Gramatik – “DreamBIG” (Beatz & Pieces Vol. 1 – 2012)
32. The Slickers – “Johnny Too Bad” (The Harder They Come – 1972)
33. Shadow – “Ah Didn’t Want To” (Doh Mess Wid Meh Head – 1980)
34. Ralph MacDonald – “The Path” (The Path – 1978)

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Episode 59 – Top 21 Albums of 2013

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Episode 59 - Top 21 Albums of 2013

Episode 59 – Top 21 Albums of 2013

2013’s a strong branch on a stormy day – steadfastly bracing as the howl creates turbulent soundtrack. These 21 albums were my favorite from a year with shifting winds.

21. Dog Bite – Velvet Changes (Song: Prettiest Pills)
20. Ra-Grim – Alchemy EP (Song: Twilight)
19. Across Tundras – Electric Relics (Song: Seasick Serenade)
18. GRMLN – Empire (Song: Teenage Rhythm)
17. Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap (Song: Acid Rain)
16. Deerhunter – Monomania (Song: Back To The Middle)
15. Quasimoto – Yessir Whatever (Song: Seasons Change)
14. Eat Skull – III (Song: Space Academy)
13. Yo La Tengo – Fade (Song: Paddle Forward)
12. Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (Song: Say That)
11. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Song: Giorgio by Moroder)
10. Captain Murphy – Duality (Song: Mighty Morphin Foreskin)
9. Glass Candy – After Dark 2 (Song: Warm In the Winter)
8. Chelsea Moving Light – Chelsea Moving Light (Song: Lip)
7. The Men – New Moon (Song: Electric)
6. The Woolen Men – The Woolen Men (Song: Magic Tricks)
5. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze (Song Shame Chamber)
4. Psychic Ills – One Track Mind (Song: FBI)
3. Cool Ghouls – Cool Ghouls (Song: Natural Life)
2. The Mantles – Long Enough to Leave (Song: Reason’s Run)
1. Ducktails – The Flower Lane (Song: Letter of Intent)

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Recommended Album: Quasimoto – Yessir Whatever

Quasimoto

Lord Quas does it again.

Yessir Whatever, the latest LP from Madlib’s villainous alter-ego Quasimoto, is more of a mash-up of songs than a cohesive album. Songs spanning over the past 12 years are on the record, and despite the album not being created as one piece, it all fits together neatly under Madlib’s hazed out eye. The soul inspired production is as top notch and weird as anything Madlib’s ever done, as he continues to show why he has few peers in the field. Yessir Whatever may not pack the overall punch of The Unseen or The Further Adventures of Lord Quas, but it’s still a must have record – and is a perfect fit for 90 degree summer days, where the best option is air conditioning and kicking back.

Yessir Whatever was released on Vinyl on 06/21/13 and can be purchased over at Stones Throw.

Recommended If You Like: MF Doom, J Dilla, Stones Throw, Green

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New Album: Captain Murphy – Duality

Captain Murphy - Duality

Captain Murphy – Duality

A mysterious character calling himself Captain Murphy surfaced on Twitter and YouTube a few months ago and with each track released he excited and perplexed those following him. The music was reminiscent of the jazzy cartoon inspired production of Madlib, and when Earl Sweatshirt appeared on a track people began theorizing that this was a collaboration between Madlib and Odd Future. Last week, at the experimental hip hop and electronic LA club Low End Theory, Captain Murphy literally took off his mask to reveal his true identity, and to the delight of the crowd, it was the critically acclaimed producer Flying Lotus.

Hats off to Flying Lotus. Mystery is a hard thing to pull off in this hyper connected social age, and his ability to build a mythology around this alter ego was well played, especially given that he’s never rapped on record before. The music and production is top notch and stand toe-to-toe with some of MF Doom’s best work.

“Planet Earth – about to be recycled – your only chance to – survive, or evacuate – is to leave, with us.” Captain Murphy – Mighty Morphin Foreskin

Leave with us. This type of abandonment is needed to appreciate what Flying Lotus is doing on Duality. On “Mighty Morphin Foreskin” (below) there’s 70’s inspired soul, elephant horns, Homer Simpson dohs, Street Fighter II samples, and the above warning from a cult leader – and that’s not even half of what’s audible. Duality is d-e-n-s-e.

The theme of joining a cult is the wrapping paper that engulfs the entire album and is revisited throughout. Duality reeks of late night smoked out twisted television, and is a rewarding gift when opened. Experimental. Weird. Psychedelic. Paranoid. Bold. Fun. All these adjectives fit. It isn’t for everyone, but if you get it, you’ll love it, that’s part of the duality enshrouding this now revealed mystery.

Recommended If You Like: Madlib, Quasimoto, MF Doom, Madvillain, Flying Lotus, Stones Throw

Thanks to Pyramid Ghost for turning me on to this!

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Episode 36 – Hip Hop Is Dead

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Episode 36 - Hip Hop is Dead (Artwork - D. Hixon)

Episode 36 – Hip Hop is Dead (Artwork – D. Hixon)

  1. Wise Blood – B.I.G. E.G.O. (`+` – 2010)
  2. Cannibal Ox – Iron Galaxy (The Cold Vein – 2001)
  3. Gravediggaz – Constant Elevation (6 Feet Deep – 1997)
  4. Mr. Lif – Earthcrusher (I Phantom – 2002)
  5. President Obama – Single Flash of Light
  6. J Dilla – Two Can Win (Donuts – 2006)
  7. Santigold – Lights Out (Diplo’s Panda Bear Mix) (Top Ranking – 2008)
  8. Cut Chemist – What’s The Altitude (Feat. Hymnal) (The Audience’s Listening – 2006)
  9. King Geedorah – Anti-Matter (MF DOOM & Mr. Fantastik) (Take Me to Your Leader – 2003)
  10. Lil Wayne – I Feel Like Dying (Flying Lotus Remix – 2009)
  11. Guilty Simpson – Money Motivated Movements – Produced by Four Tet (Chrome Children 2 – 2007)
  12. DJ Shadow – Organ Donor (Endtroducing – 2005)
  13. Bullion – I’m Waiting For The Day (Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee – 2007)
  14. Quasimoto – Low Class Conspiracy (The Unseen – 2000)
  15. Aesop Rock – Coordinates (Music For Earthworms – 1997)
  16. Das Racist – rapping 2 u (featuring lakutis) (produced by sha-leik the engineer) (Sit Down, Man – 2010)
  17. Edan – Let’s B. Friends (Sprain Your Tapedeck – 2001)
  18. Aceyalone & Rjd2 – A Sunday Mystery (Magnificent City – 2006)
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Episode 4 – Hiptronic Beat Poetry

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Episode 4 - Hiptronic Beat Poetry

Episode 4 – Hiptronic Beat Poetry (Artwork – D. Hixon)

1. Digital-Derek Mix – RJD2 – Seven Light Years (In Rare Form – 2004)
2. Baron Zen – BZ Theme (Chrome Children 2 – 2007)
3. Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Overpopulation (Unknown)
4. Bullion – Wasn’t Made (Songs In The Key Of Dee – 2004)
5. Spoon – I Turn My Camera On (Gimme Fiction – 2005)
6. Cut Chemist – Storm ft. Mr. Lif & Edan (The Audience’s Listening – 2006)
7. Mr. Lif – Welcome to the Plantation (I Phantom – 2002)
8. Jack Kerouac – Speaking of On the Road
9. Air – Dead Bodies (Virgin Suicide Soundtrack – 1999)
10. Dosh – MPLS Rock and Roll (The Lost Take – 2006)
11. Charles Bukowski – The Secret To My Endurance
12. Röyksopp – Elpe (Melody A.M. – 2001)
13. Allen Ginsberg – HOWL
14. Clark – Ted (Body Riddle – 2006)
15. Nathaniel Merriweather – Koala’s Lament (Loveage: Music To Make Love To You Old Lady By – 2001)
16. Charles Bukowski – The Genius of the Crowd
17. Madvillian – Strange Ways (Mad Villianry – 2004)
18. Quasimoto – Civilization Day (The Further Adventures of Lord Quas – 2004)
19. Johnny Depp as Hunter Thompson – The High Watermark, from “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”

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