So before the storied and lengthy career and massive critical acclaim, before Black Thought was proving he was the GOAT, before ?uestlove was the keeper of the culture and the beats, and before they were Jimmy Fallon‘s house band, The Roots was a unique rap act coming out of Philly, and in the early ’90s right when East Coast hip-hop was taking on a jazz-influenced style, The Roots went all the way in, employing live instruments like horns and pianos.
What a peculiar, spastic, and fun record Iglooghost has got here!
Iglooghost is the alterego of Irish electronic musician Seamus Malliagh, who has been raising the eyebrows of many with his maximalist approach to music-making, employing a hectic musical pastiche of noise, electronic beats, chipmunk-style vocals, radically-altered samples, and almost alien sound manipulations, all thrown together and somehow made to work with each other.
I can hear you now: “Oh, Foster the People? Those guys who did ‘Pumped Up Kicks?’ I loved that song!”
Yeah, that Foster the People, the L.A.