Edward Scissortongue is one of the most debated MCs in the UK right now.
There is a section of people who don’t rate him, who call him a pagan (yep those sort of twats) and say he dresses like a hipster. Yeah because that’s the sort of thing that influences whether or not someone’s music is any good; skinny jeans. Dickheads. The supportive side of this spectrum is fierce. They will tell you Scissor spins ideologies, that he perceives things in a very unique way. Personally I would have to say that his ability is clear and evident. It’s more a case of going over people’s heads. I mean if you want something easy to consume then the Theremin E.P is probably not for you. Not that it’s some overly deep pretentious manifesto, just that it requires you to really pay attention and think.
Scissortongue’s debut solo effort Better Luck Next Life announced him as a serious contender for our attention. It shone out as something very different in an over saturated market of bland rappers. I would hazard a guess that he would be the worst person to play scrabble against as the vocabulary he possesses is phenomenal. Carving turn of phrase like very few others. Although I still don’t know what the fuck a rangoose quackathon is haha…
As a follow up effort to B.L.N.L, The Theremin E.P is an even more intricate web of imagery. Taking you further down into the rabbit hole of Scissor’s mind. An eerie instrumental track kicks off the e.p and perfectly sets the mood of the journey about to be undertaken by the listener. I say journey because that’s what Scissor’s music is to me, not just verse chorus verse tracks he creates full songs. The depth of subject matter and introspective musings are refreshing in a world of pound cake remixes about how much cash you may or may not be stacking. To make an attempt at simple descriptions of what he talks about on each track would not only sell them hugely short, but I would probably see them differently to you, as you would see them in another way to someone else. With a mind-bending poetic style Scissor is one of the most exciting artists in the game.
Though often splitting opinions fiercely he has most people speaking his name and this release will surely see that this continues. Especially when bolstered by psycho active production from Dirty Dike, Sumgii, Miles Courtney, Eon Ra and Konchis. I don’t think you’d hear the beats they’ve supplied on this E.P on most rappers releases, but they really provide the musical canvas perfectly for scissors reality and fantasy blending tales.
Riding the mega wave that is High Focus, Scissor has delivered one of the labels standout releases to date here in both quality and creativity, and I imagine he’ll only strengthen with each effort. This is one for those late night headphone blaze ups, when you really have the time to take in just what it is he’s created here. Looking forward to seeing what it is he comes with next.
You can pick up a copy of The Theremin EP right now by clicking the links below.