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ARTIST
TITLE
Incursio
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SFT 016LP SFT 016LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/27/2014

"Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Napolian (born Ian Evans) attended Taft High School, whose alums include Ice Cube and Eazy-E. While the stylistic legacy of gangster rap runs deep in Napolian's music, the armature is that of a young producer writing his own tale without historical precedents. Incursio is Napolian's long-awaited debut album for Software Recording Co. A clandestine labor of love, the album was recorded gradually and with great attention over the course of two years. The fifteen songs of Incursio build on Napolian's first EP for Software, Rejoice, released at age nineteen, and his ongoing work and experiences as part of The Renaissance Music Group alongside Dro Carey and labelmates Tariq and Garfield. At its core, Incursio is an instrumental beats record (we here at Software lovingly refer to it as Encursducing...) What the album isn't though is an egg hunt -- no break record samples, no dust, no crates. No jazz rust, no deconstruction. Incursio is far too liquid and stealth for those tired totems. We see it as a high watermark record for a young producer with a love of hip hop, who has set out to make an epic that is bigger than the sum of its influences." Gatefold sleeve; includes a download code.