Uncle Tony's Coloring Book
should have been out by now, but it's not yet. Thats cool though because for this, we can wait a couple extra months...
According to his myspace page
it was going to be out by spring, but now it sounds like it won't be out for another few months... which by my calculations is summer time.
Lets just pray that it doesn't turn into a Window's Vista release (oh, its coming in the new year, no wait, in the spring, no in the summer - oh wait, no - 3 years from now)
If you're into Blockhead
as much as I am, you are highly anticipating this release. Check out some of his tracks on his myspace
.Put Down Your Dream
is the only track up right now to demo his upcoming album. It's decent, but I think we can expect a lot more from him in the next few months. I'm definitely excited.
My prediction is that he will stick to his patterns and retain the same sort of feel - his "old ASR-10" sampling .99 cent records... BUT I believe like with "Put Down Your Dream" he will mix in a few new genres to keep it fresh. Yeah, like disco. haha.
I'm also guessing that within a few years, he will start getting bored with what he's doing, and with the support of loyal fans, will branch out into more experimental stuff.
I mean, look at some other instrumentalists: RJD2
, DJ Shadow
, (okay, so I can only name 2) - they've all got people pissed off and wondering if they've gone soft, or completely left their "true" style.
But, we'll see. Blockhead
is really tied into the hip-hop
world with mad connections. NinjaTune
and Def Jux
are all his buddies, not to mention artists like Cage
, Aesop Rock
, Mike Ladd
, Omega One
, DJ Signify
, and everybody else!One other interesting fact
: I asked him how he would categorize his music. You know, because off iTunes it says electronic
... and some classify him as trip-hop
, or whatever. Anyways, the Block himself simply said:"i suppose inst. hip hop would suffice...unless there's someone rapping on it, in which case, plain old hip hop works."
Oh shoot, you know who else is coming out with a new album? Wax Tailor
! In three days! It's called Hope & Sorrow
There you have it folks. Keep your eyes are ears peeled for one of the most anticipated
electronic instrumental hip hop
summer 2007: Uncle Tony's Coloring Book.