Deep kick drums, ticking hi-hats, irregular rhythms, a spatial Moog filter, and Victrola static all over golden age vocalizations combine to provide the black & white soundscape over which Chicago emcee Jeremiah Jae delivers deadpan lyrics. Stones Throw spitter Homeboy Sandman ties his verbals to the track on the second verse to complete the unsettling song.
Taken by itself L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae's singles leave listeners adrift in an undefined world of prohibition rap - an artistic Hiphop version of 1930s gangster films. But as fans of L'Orange already know, making sense of the story as each piece of the puzzle unfolds is part of the experience.
Meant to be heard as a complete album, L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae The Night Took Us In Like Family is just two weeks away from release on April 21st.