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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Homespun: Earthworms, Midnight at the Capricorn

Posted By on Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 11:37 AM

In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews the new album from Earthworms, Midnight at the Capricorn. He has this to say:

Using dusty soul breaks, disco strings, heavy-metal guitars, symphonic backing tracks and even a Dolly Parton sample (as on "Circles") the members of Earthworms rhyme against a rounder, fuller sound. This shift is evident on hometown ode "Down By the River": Mellow brass samples bounce against drum-machine beats, a muted synth melody and Mahf's tasteful scratching. Lyrically, the rappers remain proudly underground but set their sights for global domination. This dichotomy between an independent spirit and a belief in big-time success has defined the group for years and creates positive tension on Capricorn
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Read the rest here. The band's CD release show is this Saturday at the Library. That show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $10. DJ Mahf also has a new mixtape, Nightcrawlers:101, out now. Snag that here.

MP3: Earthworms, "Circles" (featuring Raashan Ahmad)

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