Aaron Costain

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Secret House Against the World ~ Buck 65
Rich Terfry has come a long way from his Halifax underground hip hop roots, both in terms of showmanship and musical ability. Stylistically all over the map, Buck 65 freely wears his influences on his sleeve - from Secret House's Johnny Cash opening track (Roughhouse Blues) to the Tom Waits closer (Devils Eyes). Drawing Curtains could be by Tricky (though, in my opinion, substantially better than anything he's written in the last decade), while Blanc-bec is a fantastic tribute to '80s metal. The album also bears the distinctive stamp of Tortoise, who helped produce it, a first for Buck 65; he was literally a one man show until Talkin' Honkey Blues, and now he's finally opened his… Read more