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This is a limited and hand-numbered edition of Elaquent's first album, Persona
✨ including bonus track "Paris By Night"
🌙 all tracks will be available through a download code upon purchase
'Searching for words to describe the latest disc from bourgeoning thinking man's producer Elaquent feels a tad futile when no better picture could be painted about the man than the one he crafts himself on the aptly titled Persona. The Guelph, ON-based beatsmith's absorbing collage of techniques and sounds reveal a man who, while making no bones about his well-documented unofficial teachers, never allows his unique tastes, quirks and intricacies to be overshadowed. Walking the line between loop-based hip-hop and full-on instrumental journeys, Elaquent pays his respects to the past, taking listeners on a smoothed-out jaunt through the moody, jazz-influenced sounds of yesteryear on cuts like "Cloud 8" and "Ginseng." Asian harps and kung-fu grunts take over on "Shogun's Orders," before the wily beat creator submits wholeheartedly to his 8-bit Sega fetish with clever showpiece "Mastered System." More digital love comes via the controlled, warbly chaos of "Android Love," followed by a taste of the end times on the at once soothing and unsettling "Child's Play." Through it all, Elaquent works his sloppy rhythmic style to full effect, throwing yet another welcomed curveball at listeners as one more ingredient in his impressive, left-of-centre sonic stew.' - Kevin Jones