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Slept On Music of 2010, Vol. IV
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Gonjasufi - “Duet”
A Sufi and a Killer (Warp 172)
Think MF Doom meets Ariel Pink and you come closer to understanding the bizarre and entrancing A Sufi and a Killer. This is one of those albums that upon first listen really does grab your attention for the mere reason that it sounds wildly out of place and bereft of context. Difficult to pin down, perhaps the reason it will most certainly be regarded as a modern classic in the years to come, the album’s strength comes from its raw physicality: Gonjasufi’s raspy, weathered voice and the off-kilter production (courtesy of Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer and Mainframe) makes the whole affair akin to a scratched, aged blues record.