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Sapient, Illmaculate, Goldini Bagwell, Load B and Slick Devious

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Mississippi Studios (map) North
Tue., July 8, 9 p.m. 2014 21+

Mississsippi Studios
$8-10

Last year, Marcus Williams—better known to the Portland listening public as Sapient—found new portholes to let light into the good ship hiphop, and his 2013 Slump album was a hiphop record that eschewed the use of sampling and rapping altogether. Sape's brand-new Eaters Volume Two: Light Tiger is anything but a step backward, with an emphasis on his stylistically wide-ranging production, which embraces indie rock and pop, along with more traditional hiphop and electronic music tropes. "Mansion" is a chirping videogame party waiting to happen, and "Dents" positions acoustic-folk overtones on its banging-drum backbeat. If Eaters Volume Two's diversity gives it a sketchbook feel, its assurance with all of its different genres—and Sapient's wry but uplifting outlook—makes it a terrific listen from start to finish. NED LANNAMANN

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227
288-3895
http://www.mississippistudios.com/

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  • Tue., July 8, 9 p.m. 2014