CASISDEAD | Famous Last Words - Clear Vinyl
Limited edition indies-only gatefold clear double vinyl
The long-awaited debut album from CASISDEAD, released via XL Recordings.
‘Famous Last Words’ is a fully realised expansion of thedystopian futurism that has captivated audiences since CASISDEAD first announced himself in 2013.
Over the past decade, he’s dipped in and out of the shadows,blessing fans with cult hits while maintaining his anonymity andshunning media attention; a rejection of the spotlight that’s helped to create folklore around a rapper who’s widely regarded as one of the UK’s most inventive lyricists.
‘Famous Last Words’ is as much a sci-fi film as it is a rap record, a labyrinth of vice, crime and faded glamour. The listener steps through a portal into a realm narrated by CASISDEAD, whose command of storytelling drops you right into the underground of a city where he is the main character in a shady network of gangsters, girls and drug deals. However, Famous Last Words isn’t a story of bravado or posturing; much of the album deals in themes of loss, regret and paranoia, a persona constantly self-reflecting amongst the madness that surrounds him.
The album features a carefully curated roll call of collaborators, including Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant, Desire, and Connie Constance. The vocalists are immersed in CASISDEAD’s hallmark 80’s-inspired synth pop soundscapes, aided and abetted by a production cast that includes Stranger Things composer Kyle Dixon and Italians Do It Better label founder Johnny Jewel.
Do You Trust Me?
I Wanna Go Home
Do You Remember What It Was Like?
Boys Will Be Boys
Matte Grey Wrap