Deep Puddle Dynamics, The Taste of Rain…Why Kneel?

Hua Hsu

By Hua Hsu

on 05.22.11 in Reviews

The Taste Of Rain... Why Kneel

Deep Puddle Dynamics

Deep Puddle Dynamics’ lone album is a document of youthful desperation. It represents the first meeting of a group of hip-hop pen pals scattered in exceedingly unglamorous locales, convening in Minneapolis for one week and cutting a record together. Doseone and Jel came from Cincinnati, Anticon founders Sole and Alias came from Portland (the one in Maine), and Slug (of Atmosphere and Rhymesayers) hosted. It’s a loose, abstract album powered by baroque beats and wholehearted confessional, obscure in-jokes and their own secret language, the result when hip-hop rewires your brain and compel you to resist its own conventions.