Blame it on Shake | December 25, 2012 | Comments Off
Ill Po links up with the Cleveland duo for his latest release.
I’d been holding on to this track for a while. It didn’t quite fit the “Synesthesia” sonic field, but I loved it too much to let it just sit here. Plus, I love performing it, so now I have a reason to throw it back into the setlist with the band. So enjoy: This is a good old-fashion ‘snap-for-three-minutes-on-a-beat’ type shit.
Blame it on Shake | October 16, 2012 | Comments Off
After four years of “greyhound traveling, session recording, show rehearsals, consultations, video editing, brain-storming, sound-building, mixing & mastering, touring, giving up, not giving up, giving up again, not giving up again, macaroni & cheese dinners, no lunches, no breakfasts, little sleep and questionable hygiene practices” Ill Poetic is finally ready to release his latest project. Tracklist, stream and download link after the jump.
In support of his upcoming project Synesthesia: The Yellow Movement, Ill Poetic drops off a new one with plenty of back story. Explained below…
I haven’t dropped an official album in five years. There were (and are) many times when I assume not too many people care whether I drop another song or album.
Which made me comfortable in the decision to just make what the fuck I want to make.
When people asked me why it took so long, I told them “we’re building our sound and vision so that when we’re all prepared to release music and define our vision, there’d never be an extended break in our output”
…that was part of the reason I haven’t released an album in five years.
The other reason that only a few people knew about had to do with my mom’s health issues. Which created 3 of the most difficult and painful years of our families life.
That’s all I’ll say about that.
I never planned to tell a group of strangers about this part of my life. But then I wrote a song this past Thanksgiving called “Pretzel Logic”. And I liked it a lot, so I decided I’d release it.
“Pretzel Logic” is the name of a Steeley Dan album. That’s the first band my Dad & I bonded over musically. Which is important because he’s been a great father to me & husband to my mom, but the lengths of dedication he went through these past few years for her & our family made me see him as a man I can only hope to be half of if I reach his age. This song is about a lot of things, but mostly it’s for him…
Hit the jump for the back cover and link to the record.
First definitive release from Ill Po’s upcoming EP, Synesthesia: The Yellow Movement EP, which is due out this Summer.
This video was made for people brave (read:stupid) enough to jump off the cliff and follow their dreams & passions. Leaving my job and life behind to do this as a potential career is easily the craziest, scariest, dumbest, smartest thing I’ve ever done. The video is also a token of appreciation for all the people, places, and memories Cincinnati has given me. Thank You.
A couple years ago, I made the decision to quit my job, move out of Cincinnati and do the whole “persue-your-dream” thing. It’s never an easy decision to make. This song is about the conversations all of my body parts had to have until my brain could tell my feet to walk to the bus station and bounce. Don’t know if any of you all have hit those cross-road moments, but it’s a very intense and monumental feeling. This song kind-of ends “The World is Ours” story and sets up for everything that’s happened since then.
A few years ago Ill Poetic released a mash up project between Joe Budden and Portishead. And now that Joey is dropping Mood Muzik 4 next week, he’s decided to re-master the record, add an unreleased bonus track and give us the instrumental version as well.
In continuance of The World is Ours re-release campaign, Ill Poetic decided to release the instrumentals for y’all to vibe with. Again, any up and comers that choose to record over these… send your submissions to Meka. And make sure you write in ALL CAPS and attach three songs per email. It works best that way.
In celebration of his recent feature on RJD2′s Colossus LP, Ill Poetic decided to let loose of a few goodies. The single track’s title will make more sense once you click play and the added bonus is an instrumental version of Illogic’s Diabolical Fun album.