mansbestfriend - poly.sci.187

Poly.Sci.187 is Sole’s latest manbestfriend project. Here’s a track jacked from the label website. Drops May 22nd. If you order from you get an ep with 7 unreleased sole tracks recorded during ’05 – ’07. Link

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True, hip-hop’s collagist tendencies are present here, but the songs are freeform—ambient, heavily textured soundscapes that ride a beat out just as easily as they derail it in favor of new ground. “Wilting Onward” is a heady mélange of jungle drums, surging guitars, sampled voice and crystalline static that plays with layers of competing rhythm before mindfully devolving into a three-room houseparty. Conversely, “Allieverwanted” kicks in with the head-nodding fury of a rap banger—think the Wu’s east meets wild west—all big synth styles, pulsing beat and crunchy organ tones with a Sole sample rattling around the song’s tall halls and Ryan Fritch (from Sole’s recently adopted Skyrider band) playing searing E-bow. “High Noon and Sobered” is an icy overture for white noise and violin (also Ryan), and “How Big is Space” bleeds eerie weirdness over booty beats gone sci-fi. From start to finish, Poly.sci.187 is filled with such sonic explorations. The album is an accomplished work that testifies not only to the fine art of experimentation, but to the aural abilities of Tim Holland, instrumentalist—may he be loud even in silence.