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Heart Felt :: Ceschi Gets Raw And Real With ‘This Guitar Was Stolen Along With Years Of Our Lives’

Normally, this blog is used to focus on friends and peers that live in and/or have direct connections to the Central Texas area, as my roots are deeply set there, but I do have a few strong ties to artists and camps outside of the boundaries of Texas.  One of these strong ties would be my friendship and recent labelmate status with Ceschi, the founder of Fake Four Inc., not to mention a lyrical giant and songwriting virtuoso.  I would speak on This Guitar Was Stolen Along With Years Of Our Lives, his recent “pay what you will” release, but the better path would be to listen to it for yourself, and if it speaks to you on any level, then click on the album cover above and read the digital liner notes on the Bandcamp page, as the personal context provided only serves to make the experience of this album that much more visceral.  Definitely take advantage of this being a “pay what you will download”, but be sure to support if you can, or just stream it on you favorite streaming service.  Share it around.  Let others be healed by the power of powerful music.

-chief

 

New Formations :: Chris Conde And Fake Four Inc. Release ‘Everyday’ Remix Contest Winner Compilation

Good friend and Fake Four Inc. labelmate Chris Conde has been making major inroads as a member of the collective roster.  With the successful release of Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay handled, Conde and Fake Four Inc. decided to have a bit of community-based fun via a remix contest.  The elements to Everyday were released to the public, and after a rousing response and volumes of submissions, four were selected to be released as a maxi-single along with the original track.  AlibiBadbelly and BIGBY all shined via their submissions, with grand prize winner IBGeeZee landing the opening spot on the record.  If you’re a fan of CondeFake Four Inc. or the practice that is the remix, then don’t sleep on this name your price digital release.

-chief

Fantastic Four :: Two Weeks Notice (Mikal kHill + Tribe One) Finalize #FREEcember With ‘A Calm, Measured Response’

from the digital desk of Fake Four, Inc. and Mikal kHill

Two Weeks Notice was originally proposed by Tribe One (Niles Gray) in 2015 in the same way most of my duo projects have started… we were doing shows together constantly and started hyping each other’s sets and eventually decided we should just create a project that way.  Niles is known for taking an incredibly long time to write, once spending literally 16 hours agonizingly rewriting the same 4 bars at my kitchen table, but we managed to create our first album in two weeks, while simultaneously booking the tour.  Ceschi asked us to create a Freecember release a few years ago and we had already been working on two LPs off and on since 2015 so we knew we had more than enough material.  Once again, though, we found ourselves scrapping everything we had in advance and ground out 6 new tracks on the spot for our first Christmas-Day release as a duo.  I think the result is an EP to speaks to our isolation in the age of COVID-19, our lives as fathers and husbands and also as two emcees still at the top of their game, over some of my best production.  Thanks for listening.”

-chief