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Father Creeper

Spoek Mathambo

Father Creeper

The latest album of "darkwave township house" by this South African producer

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  1. 9.0 |   Spin

    The most ambitious and experimental young pop musician to emerge from anywhere in Africa in recent memory
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  2. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    An eclectic mix of dubstep, dancehall and indigenous beats
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  3. 8.0 |   The Observer

    [Mathambo] ransacks metal, electro, crunk and kwaito to create a thrilling meltdown of global styles
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  4. 8.0 |   The Fly

    Mathambo’s mixture of rapid rhymes and genre-melding combining thrillingly
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A near flawless song suite bursting with passion and invention. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Q

    Mathambo sounds like he has the world at his fingertips. Print edition only

  7. 7.0 |   BBC

    The South African covers a hodgepodge of styles – but move with him and it’s worth it
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  8. 7.0 |   Uncut

    A futuristic skyscraper of electro, house, dubstep, rap and other urban beats. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    He is definitely amongst those musicians worth keeping an eye just to see where he goes next on his musical adventures
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  10. 7.0 |   Prefix

    Father Creeper is his greatest achievement thus far, succeeding, if nothing else, as demanding listeners to enter his warped headspace
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  11. 7.0 |   Blurt

    If this is his starting point, his future seems limitless
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  12. 7.0 |   Clash

    All the grimy vibrancy of a night out in Soweto
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  13. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Though it never claims to be anything other than an honest record from a hard working musician, its lack of grandiose ambition is quite refreshing
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  14. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    A record that demonstrates the value of audacity, and exemplifies the multifarious possibilities inherent in South Africa’s musical culture
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  15. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Mathambo raps and sings; he dabbles in post-punk, dub, electro; there are township jive-style guitars and grime-style beat-bursts
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  16. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Essential listening if you think you know African music
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  17. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    While Mathambo is at times over- showy and mercurial, Venison Fingers, Put Some Red On It and Dog to Bone are strong indicators of what he can do when he puts his mind to it
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  18. 5.7 |   Pitchfork

    It flings a series of genres-- grime! crunk! electro! dub reggae! post-punk!-- in front of you like so many disorienting flashbulb pops
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  19. 3.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Father Creeper features a little bit of everything, which turns out to be far too much to make it anything worth listening to
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Spoek Mathambo: Father Creeper

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  • 3. Put Some Red On It £0.99
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  • 5. Dog to Bone £0.99
  • 6. Skorokoro (Walking Away) ft. Okmalumkoolkat £0.99
  • 7. Father Creeper ft. Xander Ferreira £0.99
  • 8. We Can Work ft. Rebone £0.99
  • 9. Stuck Together £0.99
  • 10. Grave (Intro) £0.99
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