NICE!!! Just broke down 13 Quotables from Hunter [EP] for WatchLOUD.com ! Please be sure to comment/like/share over @: http://bit.ly/10F4gcM
QN5 Music is proud to announce the release of Tonedeff’s third installment of 4 stylistically unique EP’s that will be combined to form his forthcoming album, Polymer.
EP #3, entitled Hunter deals with themes of delusion, self-worth and competitive nature. Featuring guest appearances by PackFM & Substantial of Extended Famm, scratchwork by Rocksteady Crew’s DJ JS-1, and additional production by DJ Static (Immortal Technique, Akir), Hunterstylistically serves as a bridge between traditional Hip Hop motifs and the synth-flavored loftiness of the Polymer album as a whole. Tracks like “Narcissus” and “Competitive Nature” make use of atypical time-signatures, while “And They Watched Him” plays upon fill repetition to drive it’s point home.
“Polymer is about breaking myself down into fragments, so Hunter is me coming to terms with my own competitive nature,” Tonedeff says of the new release. “I’ve devoted most of my life in pursuit of this cultural idealism that has shaped me for better and for worse, so I needed to really deal with it in an honest way with a style I’m rooted in. These songs are the closest things to traditional ‘Boom Bap’ on the album, but with synths.”
For the third time, the symbol-rich artwork for Hunter was created by Eisner Award Winning illustrator Becky Cloonan, who is illustrating the covers for entire Polymer series of EPs. All songs were written and produced by the multi-talented artist with additional production by DJ Static.
1. And They Watched Him
3. Lucky (feat. Extended Famm)
5. Competitive Nature
All Songs Written & Produced By: Tonedeff
Scratches by: DJ JS-1
Additional Vocals by: Fjer
*Produced By: DJ Static
POLYMER PRE-ORDERS END NOV. 30, 2014
Putting a new thematic slant on the format, Tonedeff’sPolymer consists of 4 separate EPs – each stylistically different from the next and focused on a different facet of his personality. Each EP represents a different “molecule” of Tonedeff, which when collected, form a larger more cohesive unit. EP’s 1 through 3 will be released digitally, with the fourth exclusively available on the final assembled version ofPolymer. All music on the project has been produced synthetically to mimic an actual polymer’s synthetic structure.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is the final window to pre-order one of the limited collector’s edition packages – QN5 is only pressing what is pre-ordered – after that, all Polydisc/Polymorphcollector’s editions will be discontinued. Pre-Orders for Polymer are available now @ Tonedeff.com.
This is why QN5 has the best fans in the world! I just got this email cheering me on my all-nighter for tomorrow’s Hunter EP drop. Exactly what I needed right now and I’m ALMOST THERE! Can’t wait to unleash this on y’all.
TUESDAY: Hunter (Polymer 3/4).
With HUNTER EP (Polymer 3/4) right around the corner, Tonedeff drops off an EXCLUSIVE non-album track to hold us over. Please share/comment!
An ode to long-distance relationships in the age of Skype & Facetime, "Holograms" is a complete reworking of M83's track of the same name. With his seamlessly sung/rhymed vocals drenched in the lush cinematic builds the band is known for, Tonedeff weaves a meticulous tale of frustration and longing - alternating a single rhyme scheme every 8 bars for a sweeping verse of epic proportions.
Tonedeff’s second album, POLYMER is available for pre-order now @ Tonedeff.com.
Storyboard Time w/ Tonedeff. EXHAUSTED! Polymer video #2 is in the bag, thanks to @charlesblumpkin @ssorcyroc @cpgilliam and Adonis! Super-excited for this one. #polymer
QN5 Spring Cleaning Tour 2006 @ Studio Seven (Seattle, WA). Had a blast that tour. #tbt #qn5 #tonedeff
Working on Archetype @ QN5 Manor (Astoria, NY, 2002) - #tbt #tonedeff
Me and my favorite illustrator on the planet, @beckycloonan !!! (MoCCA Fest 2011, NYC). #tbt
This track is flames. Enjoy. For more: FjerMusic.com