Formed in New York in 1997, Antipop Consortium released their early work on their own label and fellow Hip Hop experimentalist Dan The Automator's 75 Ark imprint. The band opened for Radiohead during their Amnesiac tour in 2001 and subsequently opened for DJ Shadow before Warp released the critically acclaimed Arrhythmia in 2002. However Antipop broke up just as they released the follow up as Antipop Consortium vs. Matthew Shipp in February 2003. Beans, High Priest and M. Sayyid all released solo records before, together with Earl Blaize, the original Antipop lineup got back together in 2007 with a new album Fluorescent Black due out on Big Dada in September 2009.
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Ask a few long-winded emailed questions, expect some short and snappy answers . Ahead of Antipop Consortium's first European headline shows in seven years, Beans keeps it brief.
It’s been a long wait. Seven years exactly since Anti-pop Consortium released Arrhythmia in all its improvised glory before quickly disappearing on solo-perusing hiatus. And while Arrhythmia was a hard-to-access aural trip into Hip Hop avant garde with its complex rythms and stream of...