December 1, 2011

Open Mike Eagle – Extended Nightmares Getdown: The Dark Blue Door

Open Mike Eagle - Extended Nightmares Getdown: The Dark Blue Door

New free EP from the always impressive Open Mike Eagle, the first in a series of four.

My album “Rappers will Die of Natural Causes.” was released last summer on Hellfyre Club Records.

The entire record is a treatise on perception and black male identity.

Hopefully I wont have to answer that question in interviews anymore.

The above sentence is the single most pretentious thing I’ve ever written that I actually meant.

The sentence above this one proves that within five sentences I can go completely off-topic.

The album moves in the same sort of manner. The title track sticks to the thesis in a straightforward manner (twice.) but in exploring the topic I end up touching on everything from Weezer, to NBC’s Community, to the order in which I select dishes to wash.*

*silverware, cups, bowls, plates, pots/pans for those keeping score.

I have so much to say on the subject that I’ve chosen to expand some of the material into a series of standalone EPs. Four to be exact. Each one anchored by a remix of the song on the album that inspired it.

The first in the series is the Extended Nightmares Getdown: The Dark Blue Door

1. Nightmares (Busdriver Remix)
2. Billy’s Quagmire (prod. Blockhead)
3. Four Days feat. Serengeti (prod. Busdriver)
4. The Secret to Negro Alchemy (prod. N/A)
5. Experimental Dream FLCL (prod. Awkward)

This EP can be obtained for zero american dollars for you and you only at the following link:

This first EP is a group of songs that were written by my shadow self. They all feel like the darkest part of happy. They are cotton candy monsters that smell like night-time. The prevailing themes are reminiscence, anime, and my grandmother’s ghost.