When questioned, the receptionist at the Panorama Guest House in Yogyakarta remembered the two “orang hitem” [black people] from America, quite easily. Although they only stayed for a couple weeks, the two men had drawn attention from the moment they arrived with a variety of electronics they said were for recording music. This claim appears to be borne out by the complaints lodged by other guests regarding the thumping bass at all hours of the day and a pungent aroma of high-grade marijuana, both emanating from their lodgings. Although both of the Americans were extremely polite when approached, they kept to themselves and were rarely seen in the common areas unless on a “liquor run”. The staff member could not recall the exact circumstances of the two brothers departure, but revealed that local plainclothes police arrived soon after, questioned her and searched the room. The management has since instituted an unwritten policy barring the renting of rooms to Negroes.
The Super Chron Flight Brothers are back for the first time since 2007’s dark horse of an LP, Emergency Powers. That record was heaped with critical acclaim; Allhiphop.com called it “daring graffitti”, Okayplayer said “one of the best underground releases of the year”, HipHop Connection magazine proclaimed Emergency Powers “A return to what intrigued about indie rap in the first place” and AllMusicGuide.com hailed it as “provocative, catchy…and an overall fantastic accomplishment”. Now the stoned siblings are back, and although Indonesia is less a follow-up to their debut than it is a side-project collaboration with Cali-based producer Marmaduke, it bangs just the same. Priviledge and Billy Woods took a break from working on Cape Verde, their forthcoming LP, to craft this experimental collage of hip-hop, dubstep and electronica. The production was primarily handled by Marmaduke [last seen lacing a couple bangers for Vordul Mega’s latest LP, Megagraphitti], but also includes Nasa [Uncommon Music/Def Jux], Backwoodz in-house producers DR. MONOKROME & EssexDogs, and electro-dub impressario Teleseen [War]. And while their debut album boasted names like MF DOOM, Cannibal Ox, The Reavers and Trife da God, on Indonesia the Flight Brothers go for dolo on the mic…no features, just Super Chron!
1. Xanax (produced by Marmaduke)
2. Broccoli (produced by Marmaduke)
3. African Robotics (produced by NASA)
4. Occam’s Razor (produced by Marmaduke)
5. The Big East (produced by DR MONOKROME)
6 Florida Ki’s (produced by Marmaduke)
7. News & Notes (produced by DR MONOKROME)
8. La Da (produced by Marmaduke)
9. Wings (produced by Marmaduke)
10. Once Were Kings (produced by DR MONOKROME)
11. Gatwick (produced by Marmaduke)
12. John McCain (produced by Marmaduke)
13. Reconstruction (produced by ESexxdogs & Neil Spies)
14. SubPop (produced by DR MONOKROME)
15. Sendero Luminoso (produced by Marmaduke)
16. The Constant Gardeners (produced by Teleseen)
17. Open Doors (produced by Marmaduke)
The entire Indonesia album is available NOW for free digital download, fittingly on 4/20. For those of you who are interested in a hard copy, we have a very special treat; An autographed DOUBLE CD version of Indonesia. The first CD will be a high quality version of the album, the second disc is a blend of album instrumentals and remixes by an array of producers including BOND, Willie Green, Nasa, Ravage (Monsta Island Czars), Essex Dogs and A.M. Breakups. Art done by Ashes57 & photography by Alexander Richter. We should have the double CDs by the beginning of May at the latest, and we will also make the deluxe version available via iTunes.