On If and Only If, their first album in seven years, Maki has crafted a delicate and evolving backdrop for the contemplative lyrics that established soso’s reputation as one of the most unique voices in alternative hip hop. Drawing from noise, drone and other forms of electronic music, Maki sets the tone for an album imbued with the pressing political issues and social tensions that have characterized the past five years. The album was certainly not rushed. It is well-considered, deliberate in pace and intent. This is winter walking music.
Release date: Mar 31, 2021
Label: Endemik Music / Mism Records / Audio Recon / Hello.L.A.
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Side A: 1. All the way to the world’s edge, all the way home | 2. Undone | 3. And Yet | 4. Not Tomorrow but the Next Day | 5. Wolf Willow
Side B: 1. Sweet Little Nothings | 2. Boil Water Advisory | 3. A morning more or less like this one | 4. All In
Lyrics written and recorded by soso (Troy Gronsdahl)
Produced, mixed and mastered by Maki (Maki Kypriotis)
Artwork by Breanne Bandur. Design by Troy Gronsdahl. All the way to the world’s edge, all the way home and A morning more or less like this one are comprised of excerpts reconfigured from Beyond Remembering: The Collected Poems of Al Purdy. Wolf Willow draws from Wallace Stegner’s prairie memoire Wolf Willow: A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier.