Boomkat Product Review:
Sole has been independently releasing hiphop since 1994, most notably for the label he helped build - Anticon. Up to this point, Sole has stuck to rapping and hasn't released any of his own production work. This changes with Man'sbestfriend, the first record Sole has done for a label outside of Anticon since "Bottle Of Humans" dropped. His crusade against conformity has led him to ally with Morr Music, who share the same philosophy, approach and DIY ethics. Man'sbestfriend is the impulsive sound of Sole running sh*tty guitars through broken reel to reels, rusted keyboards, overcompressed radioshack mics, recorded on an old adat and some on laptop. The lyrics have been written out the window on various tours in alien places, some songs have been freestyled, the songs are not supposed to sound clean, poppy, or to play like the new "indy hip-hop" smash hit. Originally released as a highly limited tour only cd, "The New Human Is Illegal" has now been re-visited with additional tracks, including production assistance from Odd Nosdam, Jel, and Telephone Jim Jesus. The lyrics on "The New Human Is Illegal"come from dreams, quotes from people, reading too much, occasionally responding to so called critics, and a basic frustration with how anti-human the world has become. Not an immediate album, "The New Human Is Illegal" seems to unearth different qualities with every further listen - persist and you shall be greatly rewarded. Recommended.