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Michaelis Constant

Michaelis Constant
Country:United Kingdom
Releases:[Gondwanaland ] [Foreign Correspondence (vinyl single)] [Foreign Correspondence]
Info:The British group Michaelis Constant was founded in 1998 amongst his members was Joel The Custodian.

Joel
Joel the Custodian’s first recordings emerged in 1997 as a part of an Indianapolis based rap group DPS, which later became the critically acclaimed group Mars ILL. After going back to the United Kingdom Joel became a member of Michaelis Constant in 1998. The rapper is now part of the duo The Custodians, since 2002.

Beginnings
Rich, Damaj and Tutall of rascally rap group 8th Element stumbled into Joel and DJ Log at a Birmingham open mic night in October 1998. Within a week they were writing new material together. Michaelis Constant was born. Six months later they released 'Foreign Correspondence'.

Press
This oddball, dark album proved that UK indy hip-hop could be both spiritually charged and jocular. Ryan Proctor, hip-hop editor for Blues & Soul announced that this album was 'proof that lyrical creativity and ingenuity are still alive and well in hip-hop'.

Gondwanaland
n 2001 Michaelis Constant had over 20 songs in various stages of completion. They shot for an eight song mini-album released by the end of that year. They failed. Instead their 13-song CD 'Gondwanaland' went into shops on the 9th of February 2002.

Performances
The very next evening they played to a crowd of 500 as the supporting act for Dilated Peoples, an acclaimed rap group from California.
They began to regularly perform with the musicians who now make up Carina Round's live band [www.carinaround.com]. In their last 10 months together Michaelis opened up for Task Force, shot a music-video for their album opener ‘Lifeblood’, played at Latvia's first hip-hop festival and released a vinyl version of Gondwanaland.

Review
The www.ukhh.com review: "From the eerie classical stylings of ‘Heavy Light’ to the heavyweight piano stabs of ‘Lifeblood’, Michaelis weave humour, religion and life into tight bursts of first class rhyming. Proudly leftfield, fantastically produced, intelligent and unafraid to wear their faith on their sleeves, Michaelis Constant were never going to be middle-of-the-road boom-bap. Strictly limited, this slab of wax will be (quite rightly) worth serious cash in years to come and is a fitting farewell to one of the UK’s most original and innovative crews."

Albums
The group Michaelis Constant made two albums before disbanding.

Sources: zangproductions.co.uk/throwstar/milestones/foreign.htm ; /zangproductions.co.uk/throwstar/milestones/gondwanaland.htm

Release:Gondwanaland
Gondwanaland
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Media:[Audio CD] [7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2002
Recordlabel:Temple Remote Records
Info:The CD album is released on February 9th, 2002. The vinyl album was released later on.

Production by:
- Rhinoceros: Side 2, track 5
- Margin Walker: Side 2, track 7

Co-production by:
- Testament, Tom Livemore: 3

Composed By:
- Phil Jackman: Side 2, track 1

Effects by:
- Testament: 3

Scratches by:
- DJ Muammer: Side 2, track 7

Side 1
1. The Leper Colony
2. Phantom
3. Speak Praise - Instrupella
4. The Leper Colony - Instrumental
5. Phantom - Instrumental

Side 2
1. Pre-national Anthem
2. Lifeblood - featuring Ill Seer & Testament
3. Robot + Shadow
4. Untitled
5. Naked Brain - The Revellers Remix
6. Heavy Light
7. Synopsis
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Release:Foreign Correspondence (vinyl single)
Foreign Correspondence (vinyl single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:1999
Recordlabel:Temple Remote Records
Info:The vinyl 12 inch single is released in 1999.

Production by:
- Ade: Side 1, tracks 1-3
- Pelt: Side 2, tracks 1, 2
- Rich-T: Side 2, tracks 3, 4

Side 1
1. Verbal Vomit
2. Verbal Vomit (Instrumental)
3. Verbal Vomit (Acapella)

Side 2
1. One Way (
2. One Way (Instrumental)
3. Sureshot Redemption
4. Sureshot Redemption (Instrumental)
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Release:Foreign Correspondence
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:1999
Recordlabel:Temple Remote Records
Info:The album is released in 1999.
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