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A Philosophy of Nothing
Fun Da Mental
A Philosophy of Nothing
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September 2015
14 Tracks
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Almost ten years after their last full-length, UK hip hop group Fun Da Mental resurface with album number six on their own Nation imprint. ‘Remote Control’ and ‘Oh Hell No Worry’ set the scene of ‘A Philosophy of Nothing’ with fierce electric guitars, propulsive overdriven bass and aggressive rap parts from main man Aki Nawaz, Shamil Khan, Eslam Jawaad and Mandy Bell. A deceiving scene, as the rest of the album tones down the instrumental’s roughness, but of course doesn’t shy away from speaking uncomfortable truths. ‘Colour of Time’ for instance marks a collaboration with Alasdair Roberts, opening up the realm of Scottish folk music — and although it makes use of ancient musical traditions: in referencing drowning refugees in its lyrics, it couldn’t be more timely.

  1. 1 Remote Control 5:08 Fun Da Mental Buy
  2. 2 Oh Hell No Worry 5:53 Fun Da Mental Buy
  3. 3 Ball of Confusion 5:05 Fun Da Mental Buy
  4. 4 War Again 5:25 Fun Da Mental Buy
  5. 5 Sufi Butterflies 5:36 Fun Da Mental Buy
  6. 6 Al Wa'ed 3:16 Fun Da Mental Buy
  7. 7 Colour of Rain 4:51 Fun Da Mental Buy
  8. 8 Leave a Bird to Eat 4:58 Fun Da Mental Buy
  9. 9 Broken Bones - A Philosophy of Nothing 5:11 Fun Da Mental Buy
  10. 10 White Pens on White Walls 1:30 Fun Da Mental Buy
  11. 11 Wild Wild Swan 4:41 Fun Da Mental Buy
  12. 12 Man Gotta Do What Man Gotta Do 4:03 Fun Da Mental Buy
  13. 13 She - Queen of Gumti 2:56 Fun Da Mental Buy
  14. 14 Once Again War Again (Original Mix) 5:16 Fun Da Mental Buy

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