Perkins, Dudley / A Lil' Light
Album: A Lil' Light   Collection:General
Artist:Perkins, Dudley   Added:Sep 2003
Label:Stones Throw  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-10-06 Pull Date: 2003-12-08
Week Ending: Dec 14 Nov 23 Nov 9 Nov 2 Oct 26 Oct 19 Oct 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 12, 2016: The Intercept
4. Nov 17, 2003: Dollar Bin
2. Jun 28, 2004: Cleanup on Aisle You
The Light, Momma
5. Nov 05, 2003: Brownian Motion
Washedbrainsyndrome, You Really Know Me?
3. Dec 08, 2003: Dollar Bin
6. Oct 29, 2003: Stirling's Approximation

Album Review
The Dead Kenny-Gs
Reviewed 2003-10-01
Dudley Perkins - A Lil' Light
Stony Hip-Hop and Jazz influenced R&B. Sparse, slightly off-key stream of consciousness soul singing over sparse, hip-hop/jazz flavored head nodding beats. This album comes from some blunted studio experimentation between Dudley Perkins (AKA Declaime) and Madlib (AKA Quasimoto/Yesterday's New Quntet/etc etc etc), and it's probably not 100% serious. In some sense it's like a more soulful Wesley Willis singing over Madlib beats instead of a Casio. Lots of people will not understand this record, it's easily dismissed as silly, it's repetitive and the beats are nice but pretty minimalist. Other people will appreciate it for exactly the same reasons, this is music by stoned people, for stoned people.
1) Lo-Fi spoken intro
2) Simple head-nodding 2 bar loop, Dudley singin' 'bout his momma
3) Up-tempo
4) Falsetto free association over a sparse break with movie samples
5) *More of a hip-hop flavored loop with string hits, Dudley hollering about prison or something
6) Acoustic guitar loop
7) Really obnoxious vocal effect.
8) Dudley comments on the state of the world
9) *Dudley's lost in the mall alone
10) Interlude with some electric piano noodling
11) **The original Dudley Perkins jam, silly repetitive singing over a sparse piano/boom-bap drum loop
12) *Heavier, more distorted drums with eastern sounding sample
13) Trippy interlude
15) Hip-hoppy
16) Inspired by Sun Ra's "Nuclear War", FCC repeated use of "Motherfucker", then a pause, followed by:
Hidden Track) **starts at –3:25 Fun little acapella
Tom Purcell, October 2003

Track Listing
1. You Really Know Me?   9. Solitude
2. Momma   10. Worship (Feat. Ynq)
3. The Light   11. Flowers
4. Money   12. Lil' Black Boy
5. Washedbrainsyndrome   13. Forevaendless
6. Yo' Soul   14. Lord's Prayer
7. Muzak   15. Just Think
8. Falling   16. Gotta Go (Feat. Ynq)