Busdriver - Beaus$Eros CD
|From Fake Four's label description, as described by Busdriver with a bit of editing by us: ''14 songs on this album, all of them conceived at the boiling point of a personal failure. All of them recreate a mishap with CGI fanfare and turn desperate cries for help into sheet music. In short, Beaus$Eros is about misunderstanding love. Then committing that egregious error to stone tablets. It's about being wrong. Every album has been an important step in translating what visions we have into a solid presentable body of work, but the music here has never been more honest or iridescent. I'm confident that my relationship with my producer Loden could give way to multiple careers worth of life bearing jingles if it wanted to. Not since Temporary Forever had the writing/recording/producing process become so inspired. Thankfully I only had to ruin myself financially to see it through to the end. Recorded on a shoestring budget. My old label dropped me after hearing demos of it, my booking agent ran away from me while we were drinking coffee and discussing how great it was going to be. I'm surprised that we stood the course for the year and a half that it took to finish this thing. I guess I believe in myself more than I thought. Or more likely my belief in Loden was enough to sustain through the album making process. Needless to say, you picking up a copy of Beaus$Eros is incredibly important. I represent an era of hip-hop that is currently being grossly misrepresented. And we are slowly being made redundant by wandering eyes and lackluster output. But that shouldn't matter. Thank you for the years of support and thank you for embracing this album. Fake Four is the shit, LA is the shit and you are the shit.''
|1.||Utilitarian Uses of Love|
|2.||Bon Bon Fire|
|3.||Kiss Me Back to Life|
|4.||You Ain't OG|
|5.||No Black No Jews No Asians|
|6.||Picking Band Names|
|9.||Ass to Mouth|
|10.||Electric Blue (feat. Sierra Cassidy (CocoRosie) / Mike Ladd / Joelle Le (Greetings From Tuskan))|
|11.||Here's To Us|
|13.||Swandive Into a Drinking Glass|
, April 21, 2012
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Man, after all the bad spiel thrown at this release i was thinking what a sad spot for Bus to be in. Jheli Bean was a let down after RCOK. So i expected something that i couldn't listen to much. Busdriver does a great job on this album. An amazing synth~hop album.
, April 3, 2012
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i was going to write a long review tearing this horrible album to shreds, but as i was writing it i realized that it would take me forever to explain everything that is wrong with this cd. so i will sum this up with a question for busdriver if he ever reads this: what in the hell were you really, really thinking?