LP version. This is the first full-length by Australian hip-hop mavericks Curse ov Dialect for Staubgold -- a dizzying, multi-dimensional carnival of conscious hip-hop. Inspired by surrealistic grappling with questions of identity and evolution, Curse ov Dialect have collectively created Crisis Tales: a psychedelic, kaleidoscopic scrawl of mercurial rage and spasmodic humor, flowing freely into the void of consumer culture. The alien yet familiar sounds of Crisis Tales reflect the psychological and geographical adventures of the five-strong Melbourne crew (MCs Raceless and Vulk Makedonski, vocalists August the 2nd and Aturungi, and DJ/producer Paso Bionic). This is the most impressive product yet of the band's restless creativity and degenerate mindscape. A hybrid gumbo of musical mutations and bending of genres and cultures, the album climaxes with an epic, 11-minute transnational posse track featuring guest rappers from Macedonia, Germany, Poland, Indonesia, Switzerland and the United States. Produced by Curse ov Dialect and mixed by DJ/producer Danielsan (Koolism), Crisis Tales sprawls a wide-spectrum, organic sonic palette with a solid hip-hop foundation. Special guests include Joelistics, Elf Tranzporter, Kaigen, RKS, Hugo 1, Eytan Messiah, and Trillion. Equal parts empathy and theatricality, Crisis Tales is at once a strident call to arms, challenging society's restraints of conformity, oppression and religion, and a dreamy contemplation of all things metaphorical and metaphysical. With an armory of lyrics both sharp and thoughtful, inscrutable and existential, and a mindblowing, hyper-authentic musicality, Curse ov Dialect is conclusive proof that Australian hip-hop is worth infiltrating and subverting.