A couple weeks ago, Port Perry/London/T.O. producer–and my pal– dBiscuits released the debut single “As I Survey The Landscape” from his full length LP Biscuits & Logistics Vol. 0: The Medulla Oblongata. In the post for that track, I wrote a bit about dB’s sample-oriented mosaic approach to hip-hop production which embraces re-contextualization, humour, and a mosaic aesthetic that is more specifically referred to by brains in academic places as “intertextual” music– a result of a deliberate process of mashing up (often considered) culturally disparate musics and sound clips. It’s essentially experimental sample-based hip-hop. Think Madlib, only B&L is not $39.99 and at least at this point is sans a Stones Throw co-sign. Some clips are gratifyingly recognizable, others more esoteric. At moments, the experience of listening to B&L is like spinning the tuning dial on the FM: you never know what tinny dislodged sound dB is going to bring up next.
After a couple years being pieced together meticulously on his laptop as part of–believe it or not–a Masters degree project, Biscuits & Logistics crossed the mixing boards of the illustrious Wormwood Jagger (aka Dr. Jay) and has finally its way onto mediafire and bandcamp — the latter of which you should visit to drop a donation in support of a much deserved vinyl release — for viral dissemination. We’re proud as hell to bring dBiscuit’s debut to you as a The Come Up Show premiere.
You can preview a couple tracks below (“Dan, Man, Wake Up!”, “Tree Top Hop” and “As I Survey The Landscape”), but keep in mind the album is meant to listen to from front to back like a (real) DJ set. Hit the skip to check out H. Gordon’s rad artwork (I love crystal skulls) and view the full tracklisting.
[audio:https://thecomeupshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/12-12.Dan-Man-Wake-Up.mp3|titles=12 12.Dan, Man, Wake Up!]
[audio:https://thecomeupshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/14-14.Tree-Top-Hop.mp3|titles=14 14.Tree Top Hop]
[audio:https://thecomeupshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/26.As-I-Survey-The-Landscape-feat.-Big-Rube.mp3|titles=26.As I Survey The Landscape feat. Big Rube]