The Alchemist's psychadelic trip of a musical journey, "Russian Roulette", was released on CD yesterday. If you're a militant vinilyst, you'll have to wait for July 31 to cop the 2xLP set. The album is a truly different affair, or should I say a complete hour of mind fuck? Fans of the early Alchemist might not even be to keen on what he's doing here, but he's an artist and I'm glad that he's puhing the envelope; creating a project filled with instrumentals, short vocal tracks and rare Russian samples. It's quite obvious that his time in the duo Gangrene with Madlib's brother Oh No has had a huge impact on The Chemist's music making. Personally, I really like it, and if you have yet to hear the twisted music tale, you can stream "Russian Roulette" in full @ Spin.
The album is filled with guests, often dropping only a 16 each, and up top you can watch the video for the first single, "Flight Confirmation", featuring Schoolboy Q and Danny Brown.