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01
CAPPABLACK Counterattack Intro
02 :26
02
Cappablack and AWOL One Slide Around
04 :11
03
Cappablack and Emirp New Tone
04 :32
04
CAPPABLACK Evil Clap
06 :06
05
Cappablack and AWOL One Hear No Speak No
04 :04
06 04 :32
07
CAPPABLACK City of Amnesia
04 :20
09 00 :26
10
Cappablack and Emirp Akarui-mirai
04 :24
11
CAPPABLACK Harder to Unravel
04 :55
12
Cappablack and Emirp Tokatonton
03 :45
13 03 :44
ARTIST
TITLE
Façades & Skeletons
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SCAPE 042CD SCAPE 042CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/21/2006

Cappablack is a duo comprised of Illeven (programming) and Hashim B. (programming & scratching). Influenced by the raw hip-hop sound of groups such as Mobb Deep, Cappablack released their debut album The State of the Night in 1997 from Soup-Disk, which combined experimental beats and noir soundscapes. This album became a classic instrumental album in the Japanese hip-hop scene. Their second 12" The Economics EP was discovered by Pole and they became the first Japanese group to contribute tracks to the ~scape compilations Staedtizism 3, Staedtizism 4 and But Then Again. Comparable in sound to artists such as Prefuse 73, Dabrye and Danger Mouse who mix electronica with hip-hop, and also succeeding in the line of Japanese instrumental hip-hop artists such as DJ Krush, Facades & Skeletons is a deep album that breaks the boundaries between numerous musical genres. The album features vocals by underground US West coast MC Awol One, and the remarkable rhyming skills of up-and-coming Japanese rapper Emirp. This album is filled with riveting, dense soundscapes and appeals to both electronica and hip-hop fans.