Thursday, May 31, 2007
Stick Figures - Stick Figures (2005)
In a world overwhelmed with Las Vegas-like neon and more glitter than gold,
the Stick Figures hardly find it surprising that a lot of the underground's
recent existing music is flashy and overbearing, just for the sake of being
flashy and overbearing. Artists are trying to do too much, and failing miserably.
One whack at the roots equals a thousand at the branches.
Stick Figures represent the underdog in all of us. A worthy voice for the voiceless,
fed up thinkers, a breath of freshness through the smoke and mirrors of mediocrity.
Prolyphic, who was introduced to the world via production and guest vocals on Robust's
internationally acclaimed debut "Potholes In Our Molecules" (Galapagos4 2004) as well as
his own solo "An Alarm Clock Set For 9:01" (Duck Soup 2004) is sure to be announced to the
forefront of underground lyricists world wide. Coupled with seasoned lyricist and pillar of
unbridled honesty, Robust, the Sticks form our fiery "F that!!!" to the conformed, stale mold
which threatens to destroy our culture and soul.
Stick Figures, as characters in an artwork, are a joke amongst artists. It's child's play;
anyone could draw a seemingly simple circle for a head, and five rudimentary lines for the
body. But it goes much, much deeper than that. The stick figure represents the complexities
of life in a simple way, so that everyone can understand (i.e.: hieroglyphics, cave drawings).
BREAKING IT DOWN, not cluttering it up. Lacking only the flashiness that is used to impress the
viewer, but distracts them from the real story being told, Robust and Prolyphic profess that a
snake rattles from the back but strikes from the front.
Robust and Prolyphic teamed up as Stick Figures to bring back the age old unappreciated art of
keeping it raw, simple and to the point... so they made a simple, raw HIP-HOP album that went
straight to the point. Going to the bare bone of it all, the roots, with no make up or fancy dress
cover ups, and giving it out raw to the people and what you have when its all said is done is a stick figure.
No smoke and mirrors.
To combat a world overcompensating for psychological short comings, Stick Figures emerge simply as those two
skinny mother fuckers with big heads and deservedly so, as all shall soon see.
# t r a c k n a m e
1. The Circle
3. King of the Mountain
5. Skin and Bones
6. Two Deep
7. Dust Til Dawn
8. I Can Tell
9. What's Left
10. 2nd Hand Love
11. Smoke Signals
12. Cowboys and Indians
13. The Line Down
70,0 m e g s t o t a l t i m e [56:48]