Soul-Junk- 1957 (SAA1105)

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With a concentration on giving hip-hop stretch marks Soul-Junk chime in with their own version of the underground. Skip-hop experimentalism with spastic vocals speaking in tongues. MC’s Galaxalag and Slo-Ro have produced a cohesive album of sparkling originality. Building of the scattered catalog that Soul-Junk has accumulated, this new extension finds us squarely in the middle of the verbal freakout with some of the more challenging lyrics in the Soul-Junk compendium.
A logical progression from the critically lauded 1956 this new album is the first under the reign of the two man show of Galaxalag and Slo-Ro. Tracks such as “Horse Posing As Unicorn” with it’s familiar sing-song delivery stutters and step over itself with ambient and jutting sounds shooting out your speakers.

The vinyl release of 1957 features hand collaged art work from the group, unique to each record sleeve. Also included in the vinyl release is a silver Soul-Junk sticker with an insert listing all tracks and credits which can also be found below. The CD release features original artwork from Paul Goode.

Produced by Galaxalang and Slo-Ro
Mastered by Rafter Roberts
Engineered by Tim Coffman and Ero Thompson
Recorded at Singing Serpent Studios
CD artwork by Paul Goode
Vinyl art by Soul-Junk
Female vocals by OBM

Track Listing
01. Phalanx
02. Non-Linear
03. Jelly Wings
04. Gotham
05. Ungst Func Slag Collision
06. Innerspacemen
07. Droptop Floride
08. Horse Posing As Unicorn [mp3]
09. Ruby Doomsday
10. Mercury
11. Jammy July Pike
12. Rap City Ark
13. Uqbar Orbis
14. Vesuvius

Press
“They make Anticon sound Neptunes smooth.”- Pitchforkmedia.com

“One of the best albums Soul-Junk has put out.”- The Phantom Tollbooth

“A collision of blipped breakbeats, samples galore and other rumblings. Beats that would make the Neptunes blush with envy.”- CMJ

“Brings the noise in a far more literal way than Chuck D could have imagined, shambling forward like the drunker GBV tracks.”- Splendidezine.com

“Electronics meet hard rap and rocks it out, in a rather lovely, avant-garde sort of way. Hugely impressive.”- Ink 19

“Made for the hardcore underground and open-minded music lovers.”- MeanStreet

“There is something redeeming about it that is really creeping me out and keeping me up at night.”- Slatch.com

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