Release Date: May 26, 2009
Record label: Anticon
Genre(s): Indie, Electronic, Rap
QUESTION: How many new collaborations can there be on anticon? Assuming that there are 30 songwriters signed to the label, and the typical project has two to four, use factorials to calculate the probability that the new Buck 65 project will be all about the shimmering synths, drones, and micro-beats. If this is the kind of problem you can solve in your head, you may already be signed to anticon, and either way, Bike for Three! are the band for you. Long-time fans are bound to be excited by the prospect of Richard Terfry (aka Buck 65) taking a break from recording for Warner and diving straight into a new collaboration with synth programmer Joelle Phuong Minh Le (aka Greetings From Tuskan).
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Musical collaborations across great distances have many challenges. First you have to find ways to keep the energy alive and cohesive without being able to feed off each other on the spot; then there are time differences to negotiate and the natural ebb and flow of personal inspiration and schedules to plan around. With these obstacles in place, it's tough to remain on the same page as your collaborator.