Aristophanes 貍貓 – “左右為難 Left And Right (Prod. Lidly)”

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Meet Aristophanes 貍貓, a Taiwanese female rapper who spits in Mandarin Chinese. According to The Fader, she’s meant to feature on Grimes‘ long-awaited fourth LP. Sporting an unconventional flow, this MC has worked with footwork and experimental hip-hop producers like TangrenTi and Foodman, Aristophanes has acquired a moderate but modest following, one which is sure to swell following the release of Grimes’ forthcoming untitled album. On her newest offering, the first new upload in nearly a year, Aristophanes collaborates with a Lidly, who also worked on “桃 The Peach Blossom.” It’s called “左右為難 Left And Right.” The tracks picks up with a lethargic haze of trumpet, piano, and lagged drum machines. When Aristophanes takes the mic, the track takes on a new edge–strange, maniacal, and slightly perturbed, an odd sensation to experience when listening to reprogrammed jazz. But nearly everything about Aristophanes is odd. It’s what makes her so immediately appealing.

Angel E. Fraden

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