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Alternative Hip Hop Favourite 'Dr. Octagonecologyst' Will Be Reissued For 20th Anniversary

Alternative Hip Hop Favourite 'Dr. Octagonecologyst' Will Be Reissued For 20th Anniversary

Described by Kool Keith as 'sci-fi, science and sex. And cannibalism, mixed. Space, sex and ‘Psycho,’ all at the same time.' Dr. Octagonecologyst is definitely one of the most unique alternative rap records of all time and for its 20th anniversary it will be getting a deluxe reissue treatment by Get On Down.

Dr. Octagonecologyst was the solo debut of Ultramagnetic MCs' Kool Keith under his Dr. Octagon persona. Featuring production work by Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and KutMasta Kurt, and not forgetting the fiery turntable acrobatics of DJ Qbert. The album is one of the most influential independent rap records, often cited as revitalising the alternative hip hop scene in the mid-90s. With critics praising for its abstract, avant-garde lyrics and clever blending of psychedelic, trip hop, horrorcore, and electronic music elements.

The album will be housed in a custom octagonal box featuring original cover artwork by Pushead, 40 page liner notes booklet and 5 additional unreleased songs only available for this reissue.

The reissue is set to drop in early May.

Check out the video to 'Blue Flowers' off the album.

 

Nø Førmat’s Malian Acoustic Folk Albums To Be Collected In Box Set

Nø Førmat’s Malian Acoustic Folk Albums To Be Collected In Box Set

Independent Parisian label Nø Førmat will be releasing a box set, titled Nø Førmat! Mali, featuring four of their previously released Malian acoustic folk albums. The albums showcases music from the genuine griot tradition while exploring new paths by blending Mandinka and classical notes.

The set features two albums by Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal who are both performers and producers on the albums. Coming from different musical backgrounds they have managed to create delicate and intricate arrangements on their albums. Rounding off the set are traditional Malian singer Kassé Mady Diabaté's solo album Kiriké and Ballaké Sissoko’s solo kora album At Peace highlighting their individual effortless virtuoso-like performances.

The box set will be released on 10th March.

Check out Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal's Musique de Nuit below.