Loden, a Dutch producer, blends bright and colorful IDM and hip-hop on his latest release The Star-Eyed Condition, which is out now on Circle Into Square. Underground rappers such as Open Mike Eagle, Busdriver, Doseone, and Sole offer forth their wordsmithery for Loden to showcase over his wild beats. Whenever a guest appears on this album, he’ll craft the title around the guest instead of saying “Insert Title (feat. blahblahblah)” which is a bit clever and something I can’t say I’ve seen before. What you’ll get on The Star-Eyed Condition is some euphoric and sometimes house-driven trackwork that will keep your attention and, of course, very entertained. On “About Busdriver with Colors” it even sounds like it has Loden sampling from early Matthew Dear on one of the hook layers but sadly I’m (irritatingly) just drawing a blank on the song name right now. Nevertheless, check out the Bandcamp player below and see what you think of it – especially if you like Blue Sky Black Death’s Noir. Cheers!


Figured I’d come back and give a bit of closure on the song I was blanking on. It was actually The Juan Maclean’s Acid Overhaul Dub Mix of Pom Pom which is actually off of Asa Breed which actually… isn’t so old.


The Details

Vinyl Edition
12" version of The Star-Eyed Condition, limited to 500 copies!

Includes immediate download of 11-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
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An Evening with Open Mike Eagle 03:19
From the Road We Saw Orange Number Three 03:54
About Busdriver With Colors 03:45
Sanesserarian 03:52
Ceschi is Seeing Straight 03:38
Joëlle's Rêve 02:52
Seneca Guns 03:32
Future Confetti With Doseone 03:58
Optimist Never Cries 03:13
Zachtjes 00:48
A Letter to a Future Kid from Sole 02:42
released 20 August 2013
tags: electronic downtempo folk folktronica hip-hop Portland

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