Busdriver

Thumbs

(Temporary Whatever)

Release date: Nov 6, 2015

Thumbs are no longer anatomical but rather the static characters of approval for a job well done. The likes that catalog our individual preferences. They grade the successes playing out in a virtual world and within our own minds. Endlessly gathered into sprawling market-ready databases rivalled only by our idea of a God.

Thumbs was made as a mixtape by Busdriver to further explore the concept of a homogenous citizenry from his last record Perfect Hair. It draws from the defining musical tropes of the LA underground rap experience with the isolation born from racial politics fixed as a central theme. Frequent collaborators such as milo, Mono/Poly, Kenny Segal, Fumitake Tamura all appear for the most action-packed Busdriver release to date.

Track Listing

  1. 1. Absolutions in the Hottentot Supercluster
  2. 2. Black Labor (As Understood by Equiano)
  3. 3. Hyperbolic 2
  4. 4. Much
  5. 5. Ministry of the Torture Couch
  6. 6. Worlds to Run
  7. 7. Skit
  8. 8. Surrounded by Millionaires
  9. 9. Great Spooks of Enormous Strength
  10. 10. Del's Couch
  11. 11. Shadows and Victories
  12. 12. NY 03 LIVE (with Caural)
  13. 13. Species of Property