Album Cover: King Geedorah - Take Me To Your Leader
Tribute to one of my favorite albums by MF DOOM.
There's a lot to be said about this album but I feel like it's perfectly summarized in this extract from a review done by Pitchfork.
"Using the same lo-fi, direct-from-the-VCR dubbing he used to narrate the rise and fall of the iron-faced ruler of Latveria on Doomsday, MF lies out the mythos of King Geedorah over the course of Take Me to Your Leader, drafting an outline of the rubbery behemoth's exploits (it doesn't quite qualify as a concept album), then uses it as a guide to piece together some of the most jaw-droppingly, neck-twistingly, brain-meltingly inspired cuts this side of Q-Bert's Wave Twisters.
"Monster Zero" is the epicenter of that approach, a cut-n-paste narration of Geedorah's arrival on planet Earth via visitors from the future, backed by a languid soul loop and distorted, bizarrely syncopated snares; the monster in question-- a mutated, irradiated, three-headed fucker who once terrorized the inhabitants of Planet X-- is namechecked and invoked throughout Take Me to Your Leader, and a few of the guest emcees hide behind the monikers of other Godzilla friends and foes to cement the theme."
This piece was completed on October 17th, just 2 weeks before his untimely death (October 31st). Daniel Dumile (MF DOOM) will be greatly missed by the hip hop community and all those he inspired over the decades.
Total time: 33.5 hours
Size: 40" x 40"
Medium: Tempered Glass
Please contact me if you're interested in purchasing the original or a print. Shipping available across the world. Mind you, shipping will cost a bit since the glass weighs 17kg (37.47lb).