El-P - $4 Vic/FTL
As long as I’m on the new El-P… So I was insanely impressed with the whole album and then came to this last track and between the lyrics here and the album as a whole I wondered… If Cadence Weapon can be Edmonton’s poet laureate, can El-P be Brooklyn’s?
still in brooklyn,lullabies chime crooked, for the harrowed and the shook-en, back to dose me, back to hold the high closely, for the sparrows and the butchers, see the blood moon hunters moon hear the howling, for the habit and the hammered and the cowering, in the magic with the haunted and the doubted, there are ghosts here there’s a presence there’s a power, for the tightrope over tank with the piranhas, for the frazzled its a moment its a promise, to be broke down to be lowdown to be honest, another showdown with the woozy and the conscious, for the aggy with the baggy with the bottle, with a smile with a sip with a swallow, and don’t you ever try to say that you’re not one of us my love, we are the touched we are entrusted with the same tomorrow
and this lil line:
salutations unimportant, hello uninspired,
i thought i’d drop on by and wish you all the luck desired, i wish you all the souls your little mouth can tuck inside
and as for delivery listen to how the concluding bit is given as convincing as it gets:
and what a team we made theres nothing we cant justify but, i am the son disgust entrusted with the undefined, and i can no longer contain whats under my disguise,
i’ve always had the cancer for the cure thats what the fuck am i
Also, “FTL” at the end is a nice bonus love song set to the music from Metroid which is just…. perfection.
Nothing left here but you and me.