I'll Sleep When You're Dead

I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Label: Definitive Jux
Length: EP
Rated: NONE
Media: CD
Format: Album
WorkNameSort: I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Producer, MC and head of independent hip-hop powerhouse Definitive Jux, El-P remains a vehement stream-of-consciousness stickler on I'll Sleep When You're Dead. It's another batch of his sonically devastating works featuring collaborations with Trent Reznor, Cat Power, the Mars Volta and more. Washes of noise and bleary psychedelia canvas the album, at times sounding not unlike 2005's Hell's Winter from cohort Cage, who's clearly at home on the multisectioned disarray of 'Habeas Corpses (Draconian Love),â?� the tale of an executioner who's fallen in love with his subject. In an event that stands as one of the strongest El-P has ever penned, he and Cage go at it while a storm of horror-film synths, gunshots and what sounds like jet engines amplify I'll Sleep's ceaseless atmosphere of sullen dread. Not much sleep here at all.