New Busdriver – “Me-Time (With The Pulmonary Palimpsets)”

You’ll need five listens of this new Busdriver track to get a beat on the dextrous, rapidfire tongue twirling at hand, which is to say it is a Busdriver track. The forthcoming Jhelli Beam is his eighth album and has a solid list of collaborators, including old partners (producers Daedelus and Nobody, Islander Nick Thorburn), Deerhoof dudes (John Dietrich on guitar, Greg Saunier on production) and fellow quick fire specialists Mikah 9 and Nocando. But “Me-Time (With The Pulmonary Palimpsets)” is just Regan with a one-off production contribution from Omid, who keeps the BPM high and subdivided by throwing fat bass under Mozart’s Sonata in A Major, giving Busdriver the 1/128th notes (not really but almost) he needs to fill a notebook full of “Vladimir Putin”/”cashmere pantsuit”-sorta rhymes and structural headspins that tip toward Tony Hawk’s favorite jam “Imaginary Places.” Screw up your ears and parse the syllables:

Busdriver – “Me-Time (With The Pulmonary Palimpsets)”

Get all that? You did not get all that, listen again. Jhelli Beam is out 6/9 via Anti-. Here’s the tracklist:

01 “Split Seconds (Between Nannies and Swamis)” (Produced by Nosaj Thing)
02 “Me-Time (With the Pulmonary Palimpsets)” (Produced by Omid)
03 “Handfuls of Sky” (Produced by Nobody and Busdriver)
04 “Scoliosis Jones” (Produced by Daedelus)
05 “Least Favorite Rapper” (feat. Nocando) (Produced by Free The Robots)
06 “Quebec and Back” (Produced by Nobody)
07 “Do the Wop” (Produced by Daedelus)
08 “World Agape” (Produced by Greg Saunier)
09 “Manchuria” (feat. Mikah 9) (Produced by Nobody)
10 “Unsafe Sextet/Gilded Hearts of Booklovers” (Produced by Omid)
11 “Happy Insider” (feat. Nick Thorburn) (Produced by Daedelus and Busdriver)
12 “I’ve Always Known” (Produced by Busdriver)
13 “Fishy Face” (feat. John Dietrich) (Produced by Daedelus)

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