It was bound to happen sooner or later: farmboy from Michigan learns a thing or two about electronic music meets a citygirl from L.A. who learns a thing or two about grassroots recording. The learning curve is out of the way. Their sophomore album is what you hear and the balance of such a stark contrast is the colorful array you get from track to track. Hip Hop to Bluegrass, Dubstep to Classical.
Everything in between. Nothing is off-limits.
Silas m.c. is the vocalist/rapper from the Michigan group formerly known as The Paper Soles, an indie project of his own invention. After a brief, but successful solo endeavor, he decided to dig his fingers deeper into the production side of music and created the seed for what is now Prettyhideous. After unsuccessfully scouring Michigan, moving to California to find the right vocalist was next on the menu and after a frustrating but educational few years' search, the right talent revealed herself.
Prettyhideous serves in the best ways. I want my beats dirty, but my production clean. I want my lyrics straight-up, but with enough poetry to be open to interpretation. I want my meals greasy and heart-clogging, but light and refreshing when I'm dieting. I don't mind the samples, cause hell, it ain't Paul's Boutique - deeper digging is required here - but the open nod to Hip-Hop in general is welcomed and expressed well not only in the beats but on Silas's (sparse) vocals that have a character all their own.
All in all, this band is something else. I don't want to say much more than that, but really think about those words: when everyone else is trying so damn hard to be something new: this band is really something else altogether. And I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
All songs are written by Prettyhideous.
Produced by Silas m.c.
Artwork by Silas m.c.
Review by Christian Titus at Titus Brothers Delicatessen
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