Archive for April, 2012
The Hai artist/Errorosion favorite A Problem Like Maria has finally released her full-length solo hip-hop album and it is simply excellent.
The idea was to throw all shame behind and come up with a bunch of unabashed pop songs, which turned out to be of an overall great quality. Every track here is interesting and could stand up by itself, it’s certainly a solid album from beginning to end. That I believe is one of the best things with the most serious homemade musicians around, the ones we started this blog to talk about: the concept of a “filler” just isn’t there. Who cares if your bandcamp album had 12 tracks or 6? The notion that you do your thing and stop when you think you’ve done enough is very powerful as far as quality control goes. At the same time, these dudes are doing it for fun, because they wanted to, and it’s all between friends.
Here at The Hai, we decide what “Monthly” means.
We (that is, Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack, Rekapper, and A Problem Like Maria) have distilled the sound effects and such from the original series of this show down into a series of musical and rhythmic sound files, as we did with Street Fighter but one episode ago.
Have at it.