At each pause Jordan shovels air back into his lungs like a man gasping his last breath. With repeated listens I have begun to spin together his narrative web, but free associative tangents sever plot lines and send the fragments off on wisps of the breeze.This lack of continuity makes these songs nothing more than a private journal entry, indecipherable to the listener.I suspect a few years and a diploma ago Jordan Miché[sic] had trouble finding solitude from the gaze of his meddling vice principal.Phantom Of The Operation is the work of one enfant terrible who has scattered his Prozac over the railing on his walk home across the river.
This is the sound of a ghoul wearing someone’s skin; the slick familiarity of these new tracks serves only to frighten you more when he drops his bombs.And if I was his biology teacher, I’d call in sick the day the class lesson plan passed him a scalpel and a pig fetus.” –Brian Hull, Okayplayer “I’m sure many of you will not find this appealing. But as someone who has always loved the idea of hip-hop, it was glorious to find people actually doing it the way I liked; dark, deep, sad & demented.No rapping about hoes, bling, your piece or anything like that.Jordan Miché: vocals Ecid: production Sam Weatherby: production Hip-hop.Twitter: twitter.com/iamjordanmiche Reverbnation: reverbnation.com/jordanmiche Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/jordanmiche Bandcamp: fillinthebreaks.You Tube: youtube.com/fillinthebreaks Jordan Miché is from Minneapolis, lives in Los Angeles and has been performing professionally for eight years. “After Columbine, high schools across the country began training an eye on loners who retreated to a corner of the lunchroom to scribble poetry among the skeletons and gargoyles sketched in their notebooks.Ecid handles the production side of things, and brings an avant-garde jazz atmosphere to the project that compliments Miché’s stylings nicely.This download is offered in promotion of the Ecid/Noah23/Jordan Miché[sic] “Attack of the Vampire Mermaid Tour,” which is currently making its way across the US and which will get a San Francisco show review here shortly.But even as the repetition endeared the brooding production to me, the self-indulgent tantrums became less tolerable.Jordan seems inspired by Rimbaud’s urging for a “long, intimidating, immense and rational derangement of all the senses.” Ultimately it is exactly that sense of derangement that this record delivers to me.Still, it is clear Jordan delivers this music with his heart.This fact, and his lyrical complexity, forced me to delay judgment and live with this record for several days.