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May 22, 2009 5:37 PM   Subscribe

Del The Funky Homosapien has two song packs available for free download. His newest album, Funk Man (the stimulus package), is available for the price of your email. All available at Bandcamp.
posted by P.o.B. (22 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hey this is great. Del is always great. I'm one of the few who loved his last album.

Still, I wish he would finish working on Deltron 3030 2.
posted by mad bomber what bombs at midnight at 5:49 PM on May 22, 2009


Dammit, I have Flash and it says I don't and maybe it just hates Linux but if someone has a direct link or something I'd like to see it. grrr.
posted by the dief at 5:53 PM on May 22, 2009


Oh wait, nevermind, I got it to work. Hooray free music!
posted by the dief at 5:55 PM on May 22, 2009


Cool, thanks for posting this!
posted by carter at 6:30 PM on May 22, 2009


Yeah, it's one of those rare flash interfaces that just doesn't work with a flashblocker, since it loads the elements as needed or something. Load up your alternative browser and go to town. I'm uncertain of the quality, but hey, it's free.
posted by Kyol at 7:03 PM on May 22, 2009


(and that said, it finally gave me a chance to check out Deltron 3030, which I promptly bought, so mission accomplished!)
posted by Kyol at 7:12 PM on May 22, 2009


I still think 3030 is the best thing he's done, but then, I haven't heard any of this yet. I'm excited! Thanks for the link.
posted by Bageena at 7:30 PM on May 22, 2009


I hate to admit it, but I have never heard Deltron 3030. However, I Wish My Brother George Was Here is one of my all-time favorite albums. Can anybody comment on how Deltron measures up to that album?
posted by Rangeboy at 7:36 PM on May 22, 2009


>>I hate to admit it, but I have never heard Deltron 3030.

Let's fix that RIGHT now. A few choice cuts.

>>Can anybody comment on how Deltron measures up to that album?
While I'm not familar with any song on George other than "Mr Dobalina", I can describe Deltron 3030: It's a concept album, a hip-hop space opera about a tyrannical world a thousand years in our future. It's equal parts Del, Kid Koala, and Dan the Automater. It may sound hokey, but it really hangs together. The scope is incredible, and to my mind it really delivers on the promise and the premise. Along the way, Del narrates piloting a Gundam-like mech via a rap battle and creating a computer virus to wreck the totalitarian regime.

It's halfway between the starship antics of Parliament Funkadelic and the Gorillaz.

Best song on the album, but you're cheating yourself if you don't listen to the whole thing at least once.
light the torch, they can't fight the force,
victory is ours once we strike the source
enterprising wise men look to the horizon
thinking more capitalism is the wisdom
and inprison all citizens in power with rhythm
we keep the funk alive by talking with idioms
posted by now i'm piste at 9:26 PM on May 22, 2009 [4 favorites]


Funk Man is one of the best Del albums, imo.
And one of my favorites of '09 (so far) .
posted by stifford at 9:30 PM on May 22, 2009



Rhythm, you have it or you don't
That's a fallacy.
I'm in them
Every sprouting tree, every child of peace
Every cloud and sea.

posted by freebird at 9:43 PM on May 22, 2009


Best song on the album, but you're cheating yourself if you don't listen to the whole thing at least once.

Holy shit...why can't all hip-hop be this awesome?
posted by infinitywaltz at 11:15 PM on May 22, 2009


Sweet...thanks for the primer, now i'm piste.
posted by Rangeboy at 11:43 PM on May 22, 2009


His newest album, Funk Man (the stimulus package), is available for the price of your email.

Price of an email? Fuck that. When are the music industry going to learn they need to stop ripping off and charge affordable prices?

Now if this album was priced at something like a web-click, that'd be ok. But you know that even if they went there, they wouldn't be able to stop themselves from sneaking in hidden costs -- saying it's just a click, but then putting in a captcha *after* you've made that click, just to extort as much as they possibly can from you.

Talk about bait and switch. You've paid your click, so you're invested. Now do you ramp up and pay the captcha, or do you just walk away and wipe off your initial one click investment? Write it off as a bad investment, so to speak?

They're cunning bastards in the music industry all right.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:30 AM on May 23, 2009 [2 favorites]


Download Album >mp3 320k
               >Audiophiles and nerds >mp3 V0
                                      >mp3 V2
                                      >AAC
                                      >Ogg Vorbis
                                      >FLAC
                                      >Apple Lossless


Whoa.
posted by robinhoudt at 3:50 AM on May 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


in the year three thousand and thirty everybody wants to be a dj
posted by plexi at 7:37 AM on May 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


yes! this is awesome and you are awesome.
posted by lunit at 8:41 AM on May 23, 2009


You're welcome rangeboy.

Thanks for tipping me to this release, Pob. Haven't listened yet, but it's cued up. Bandcamp looks intersting.
posted by now i'm piste at 8:57 AM on May 23, 2009


I just spent like half an hour clicking around on Bandcamp, and think that it indeed looks pretty great. If I were in a band, I'd be tempted just to redirect my domain name to a Bandcamp site.

I do fear that they'll get overrun by people in phony and/or not-very-good bands who can't pull their weight with mp3 sales, forcing Bandcamp to resort to Flash ads and the like.
posted by roll truck roll at 9:28 AM on May 23, 2009


Listening to Deltron 3030 now. Thanks! I'd been looking for something to tide me over while waiting for the next Gorillaz album.
posted by rifflesby at 6:10 PM on May 23, 2009


IWMBGWH is totally worth it just for the skits in "The Wacky World of Rapid Transit." Are you Rosa Parks' son, motherfucker?

So...nobody's going to mention Hieroglyphics? Great logo, too.
posted by ostranenie at 12:13 PM on May 28, 2009


About once a month for the last year I've been checking out Heiro's site, hoping there'd be a new Heiro/Del/tron album, or a single, or anything. DOOM will only hold a man's attention for so long, awesome as he is. This is the best news I've had in fucking ages. You made my day here P.o.B.
posted by Kreiger at 1:21 PM on June 3, 2009


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