This week sees the release of MU.ZZ.LE, the new mini-album on Warp from Gonjasufi.
The gravel-throated desert mystic – real name Sumach Ecks, apparently – has earned a fervent cult following on the back of his previous two transmissions of cracked, psychedelic hip-hop: remix album The Caliph’s Tea Party (2010) and debut full-length proper A Sufi A Killer (2011). MU.ZZ.LE, available on 2×10″, CD, download and (exclusive to Bleep in the UK) limited screenprinted poster, is his most engrossing and moody yet.
“[It’s] a way to reflect on my actions,” he says. “It’s very emotional and dark, the record. It’s been a dark time of my life, probably the darkest, but I’ve been able to manoeuvre through that and turn the darkness into light.”
Recorded and mixed at his home, MU.ZZ.LE includes ‘Nikels & Dimes’, which you can download free here.
We’ve got a copy of the 2×10″ edition to give away to one lucky FACT reader. If you fancy being the chosen one, simply email your name and the word ‘MU.ZZ.LE’ to email@example.com. Our winner will be notified on or before January 31.