Antipop Consortium’s High Priest a.k.a. Hprizm recently released his EP ‘Catching a Body’ a nine-song project that will leave listeners itching for more.
The EP is both a prelude to a forthcoming full length and place of sonic refuge. “It’s a score to a movie in my head,” explains Austin. “It was composed as a protection spell and safe space that you can retreat into to recharge during these challenging times.”
The LP opens with Knitted Crown, an otherworldly, abstract piece of music brimming with warm washes of drone. Fourth track ‘Clearbody’ is an unmistakably head-nodding funky Latin-tinged jaunt, while ‘Touba’ will slowly clank and chime its way into your head until it gets stuck.
On ‘Catching a Body’ he crafts wickedly abstract and beautifully rugged set of illbient hip-hop instrumentals to create a project that covers a wide sonic range from techno to house and jazz music.
A founding member of Anti-Pop Consortium, Hprizm has spent his career testing the boundaries of hip-hop, collaborating alongside a diverse cast of musicians, including Wadada Leo Smith, Matthew Shipp, and Vijay Iyer.
If you’re feeling this EP, you can support and grab the project below.