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Malik Ameer, Lorin Benedict
home is where the house is
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Malik Ameer and Lorin Benedict are both vocalists of different stripes. Malik raps, Lorin scats. They met each other at jam sessions in Berkeley in the early 2000's, and quickly discovered that their interests in music were quite a bit closer than that suggested by the superficial differences in their respective sounds.
In this album, the duo explore their combined interests in improvisation, groove, story-telling, and general sonic emanation. The vast majority of the instrumental sounds to be heard here were generated on the computer; the process of composing being essentially that of "making beats", as it is conventionally termed in the Hip-hop idiom. Drawing from a wide swath of musical influences, Malik and Lorin attempt to comment on music, their lives, and... well... Buckwheat.

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Malik Ameer – voice, production
Lorin Benedict – voice

"The stylistic disparity is stimulating: complex patchworks of texts and phonemic intricacies are designed upon techno pulses and more difficult metres, inserting quarter tones, looped clusters and absurdist glottolalia whenever this is felt as appropriate (“When It Reigns It Powers”, “Lookout For The Wolf” and “Buckwheat Passacaglia” being major demonstrations of compositional talent in that sense)."
Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes

"OK, this is different. Malik Ameer raps over oddball grooves and arresting layers of scat singing (or “phonemic emanations” as they put it) by Lorin Benedict. The scat sounds like some kind of encrypted poetry, and the twisted, abstract raps are delivered in an urgent but fractured manner that throws everything off balance... if it ever was in balance. It’s all pretty damn cool."
Fo, KZSU 90.1 FM