18andCounting Is One of 2018's STL 77 Honorees

click to enlarge 18andCounting Is One of 2018's STL 77 Honorees
Once again in 2018, ​the RFT recognizes ​St. Louis' ​unparalleled musical talent by presenting the STL 77, ​our list of 77 acts who did big things in the last twelve months. From now through June 16, the kick-off date of our huge two-day music festival ShowcaseSTL, we'll be announcing two ​honorees per weekday on our music blog. For last year's STL 77 picks, go here; for the complete lineup for ShowcaseSTL, go here.

18andCounting is the moniker under which multidisciplinary artist Stan Chisholm creates his work — be it visual, sonic or otherwise. When it comes to Chisholm's original music (he also DJs), 18andCounting could be described generally as avant-garde hip-hop, but that label's probably vague enough to be virtually useless. More specifically, 18andCounting creates dark, brooding electronic atmospheres that exist on a spectrum from desolately sparse to suffocatingly dense. Over them, Chisholm rhymes cryptic verses with a delivery that's somewhere between MC Ride and Schoolboy Q. Live, 18andCounting is accompanied by TheOnlyEnsemble, comprising Sarah Vie on violin, Brennan England on slide didgeridoo, and both HAI Q and Patrick Boland on drums. Together, the group creates a sound more organic, but every bit as enigmatic and heavy as Chisholm's electronic compositions.

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/18andCounting
Twitter: www.twitter.com/18andcounting
Bandcamp: http://18andcounting.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/18andcounting
Official: www.18andcounting.com

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