Image for Curse ov Dialect New Album ‘Crisis Tales’ at Spectrum, November 27th

Curse ov Dialect New Album ‘Crisis Tales’ at Spectrum, November 27th

Written by Toby Smith on October 12, 2009

Melbourne’s most psychedelic hip hop collective Curse ov Dialect launch their dizzying new album ‘Crisis Tales’ at Spectrum on Friday November 27 with special guests to be announced. Tickets on sale Monday October 19 from Moshtix. Crisis Tales is out on November 14 on Mistletone through Inertia.

Curse ov Dialect’s new album Crisis Tales (rated four stars by Rolling Stone) is a multi-dimensional carnival of conscious hip hop. Inspired by surrealistic grappling with questions of identity and evolution, Curse ov Dialect have created a kaleidoscopic scrawl of mercurial rage and spasmodic humour, flowing freely into the void of consumer culture.

The alien yet familiar sounds of Crisis Tales reflect the psychological and geographical adventures of the five-strong Melbourne crew (MCs Raceless and Vulk Makedonski, vocalists August the 2nd and Aturungi, and DJ/producer Paso Bionic). Having toured extensively throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Japan and North America, fostering connections with musicians met on their travels, Curse ov Dialect know no borders.

Crisis Tales is the most impressive product yet of the band’s restless creativity and degenerate mindscape. A hybrid gumbo of musical mutations and bending of genres, the album climaxes with an epic, 11-minute transnational posse track featuring guest rappers from Macedonia, Germany, Poland, Indonesia, Switzerland and the United States.

Produced by Curse ov Dialect and mixed by DJ/producer Danielsan (Koolism), Crisis Tales sprawls a wide-spectrum, organic sonic palette with a solid hip hop foundation. Special guests include Joelistics (TZU), Elf Tranzporter (Combat Wombat), Kaigen (Japan), RKS, Hugo 1, Eytan Messiah, and Trillion (NZ).

Equal parts empathy and theatricality, Crisis Tales is at once a strident call to arms, challenging society’s restraints of conformity, oppression and religion, and a dreamy contemplation of all things metaphorical and metaphysical.

With an armoury of lyrics both sharp and thoughtful, inscrutable and existential, and a mindblowing, hyper-authentic musicality, Curse ov Dialect is conclusive proof that Australian hip hop is a genre worth infiltrating and subverting.

Crisis Tales is Curse ov Dialect’s fourth full-length release and their debut for Mistletone Records.

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