soso – Not for Nothing & Tinfoil on the Windows – CD Package Deal!


soso is an unorthodox hip hop artist best known for songs that explore family and social histories, personal experience, and place. His latest album is a culmination of the creative strides he has made over the past decade. The writing is more wordy than previous efforts and is laced with idioms, double negatives, and nuance. There are moments of off-kilter crooning. It’s a bit obtuse, but certainly sincere.

This is a record about trying to figure shit out. It’s not pretentious, but it is edging rap lyrics into somewhat unfamiliar territory. It is contemplative. There is yearning. There is vulnerability and frustration. What is the distance between resignation and surrender? (If I ever knew you, I don’t know you now) The album was produced by indie hip hop stalwart and long time collaborator, Maki. Embracing obscure shades of progressive rock, folk and rap sensibilities, he has created the perfect backdrop for soso’s best moments. Not for Nothing is forthright, aching, haunting.

“Soso’s conservational, near-spoken verses sound almost uncomfortably intimate in their close-mic’ed directness and starkly autobiographical themes. Undeniably strange but weirdly compelling, with echoes of everyone from cult Texas weirdo Jandek to shoegazer gods My Bloody Valentine, Tinfoil on the Windows is one of 2007′s most difficult to categorize albums.” – All Music Guide

Label: Endemik Music / Kutu Folk

CD
Kutu Folk version of Not for Nothing and Endemik’s version of Tinfoil on the Windows

Price: $15.00

CD
Kutu Folk version of Not for Nothing and Tinfoil on the Windows

Price: $18.00

Not for Nothing – Track List

1. The wait | 2. Things started out so pretty | 3. Pretty as a picture | 4. The rain barrel | 5. If I ever knew you, I don’t know you now | 6. Choke | 7. The extermination of a raccoon, first part (Revelation) | 8. The extermination of a raccoon, second part (Epiphany) | 9. The blushing bride | 10. Not for nothing | 11. A map of all the constellations I can see from my kitchen window

Tinfoil on the Windows – Track List

1. Rubber Rings | 2. Company of Chairs | 3. All The Useless Things These Hands Have Done | 4. The Names of all the Trees | 5. Your Mom is in the Next Room | 6. Floorboards and | 7. One Eye Open | 8. For a Girl on a Faraway Hill

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