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Young Fathers: Tape One

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Ol' Dirty chose his moniker because there was no father to his bastard style. Young Fathers earn theirs by making something so fresh it doesn't yet have a name. These are three fellas from Edinburgh who've been working together since they were fourteen years old, who have an elastic mind-meld that mimics their fused sensibility of sound, who one day locked themselves in a dingy Scottish basement and came out with something that'd never been done before-a fearless combination of beat, rap and song that smells not only of its dark and dank birthplace, but of discovery and of communion.

They are vocalists and perfectionists all three: Alloysious born in Liberia, Kayus raised by Nigerian migrants, and G who also provides the score. Together, they croon like a left-field rock band or a '90s R&B group, and rhyme like scions sent either from the D.A.I.S.Y. age or some dystopian future, and do so over production that pulls as much from ancient African tradition as it does contemporary electronic futurism. They make their own posters and direct their own videos and throw their own shows and all of it is superb because they are telepathic and self-sustaining.

If their aesthetic sometimes seems bleak, it's only because the world outside is, and Young Fathers are a mirror reflecting our hard truths back. But they are also our imaginations running weird and wild, finding color in dark corners or dancing in light nobody else sees. It should come as no surprise, then, that their debut EP, Tape One, moves with both the unlikely grace of TV on the Radio and the jittery unease of Shabazz Palaces, at times even harking back to the subterranean soul of P.M. Dawn. How did we get here? You're asking the wrong question. Where will we go? Listen and see.

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1. Deadline
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2. Sister
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3. Rumbling
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4. Romance
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5. Fortunes
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6. Remains
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7. RRRamada
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8. Dar-Eh Da Da Du
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Total Comments: 3
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/9/2014 4:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 198.166.57)
Location: Newburgh
Comment: talented and def diggin the variety they can hit u with
Name: (Posted: 2/17/2013 9:59:00 AM; Partial IP: 189.189.81)
Location: oh
Comment: i need to peep this! and aronious you always seem pretty on point w da reviews man! you need to check my album I just shipped over to ughh to give out as a freebie, its called "hip hop off the train of thought" should be hittin yall soon and im hopin yall like it. n e ways, not take the focus off this crew, I already know im getting the tape and the vinyl since I saw them videos! dont sleep yall! -es1
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Name: (UGHH Staff) (Posted: 2/8/2013 11:38:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: UGHH World HQ
Comment: absolutely incredible debut release. I literally rocked it all the way thru about 20 times yesterday on ipod, vinyl and tape... it might be a shorter EP but that just makes you bringitbackbringitbackbringitback! I agree w/ the comparison to shabazz palaces in the description, its close to that in a way but its uniquely its own beast... so freshhh
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