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serpentwithfeet

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Amoeba Review

06/06/2018

The future sneaks up on you. While the lack of Fifth Element-esque flying cars might feel underwhelming by now, the very next moment you might find yourself confronted with the real life equivalent of Chris Tucker’s Ruby Rhod. Josiah Wise, aka serpentwithfeet, is a gospel-based artist who could only exist firmly in this millennium. A pentagram-tattooed, glitter-covered diva performing what he dubs “pagan gospel,” serpentwithfeet melds traditional R&B elements with strange, otherworldly influences. With a powerful, opera-trained voice that is at times dramatic, tender or bluesy, he sings verbose lyrical passages over shape-shifting beats that blend gentle piano balladeering with abstract electronica and choral backing vocals that have an eerie, occult-like fervor to them. The whole effect is of an extremely lucid and intense dream, which can be sweet one moment and unsettling the next. Don’t blink because before you know it, something so strange and innovative will be the boilerplate sound of R&B to come. Even serpentwithfeet will be comfortably considered “oldies” music one day. Dig it while it’s still weird.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
whisper
serpentwithfeet 04:21
2.
messy
serpentwithfeet 03:31
3.
wrong tree
serpentwithfeet 03:43
4.
fragrant
serpentwithfeet 03:14
5.
mourning song
serpentwithfeet 03:19
6.
cherubim
serpentwithfeet 03:38
7.
seedless
serpentwithfeet 03:29
8.
invoice
serpentwithfeet 04:01
9.
waft
serpentwithfeet 02:48
10.
slow syrup
serpentwithfeet 03:20
11.
bless ur heart
serpentwithfeet 04:23

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