“Electric Night Falls” is the kind of album that usually doesnâ€™t work for me. Itâ€™s conceptual, intellectual hip hop with soaring, spacey soundbeds that often barely have rhythm or bass, sparse hooks, and abstract lyrics. But this one does work. And Iâ€™m not sure why. Bisc 1 is clearly more concerned with creating art than being true to the hip hop culture, and his complex, wordy verses are more like spoken-word street poetry than true rap songs.
For fans of: Aesop Rock, Sage Francis, Kool Keith, Blockhead, Murs, Mr.Lif.