Boomkat Product Review:
Hawnay Troof is the recording persona of Vice Cooler, which itself doesn't sound any more convincing as the name of an actual real-life human being. This strange but rather charming lo-fi hip hop outing finds Mr. Cooler teaming up with a roll call of indie stars, including Xiu Xiu, No Age's Randy Randall (now that's a good name for someone to have), Carla Bozulich and members of bands including The Curtains, Erase Errara, Stereo Total and High Places. The Hawnay Troof sound isn't entirely unlike the sort of indietronic rap spouted by Tigerbeat6-er Cex, sounding at once like a spirited retake on the genre and a bit inept, Cooler mixes together a variety of production styles, ranging from the comparatively intricate percussion workouts of 'Connection' to the B-more style bass workouts of 'Venus Venus Piper'. Final track 'Out Of Teen Revisited' goes a bit Commodore 64, laying down buzzy video game beats while Cooler rants his endearingly dubious vocals into your ear.