Last week as I was getting ready for the weekend, I got a notification from my good friends at Illect Recordings. In the notification was a Spotify player that had said “The Last Unicorn” by Sintax The Terrific. I immediately thought, Sintax was getting ready to start a promo run on his next album meaning that he was back. Come to find out, I open the notification and out of nowhere the DeepSpace5 emcee has dropped an entire album called “The Last Unicorn” on us. Produced entirely by Sir Chamberlain I’ll let Illect take it from here. I’ll be reviewing the record and hopefully interviewing the legend soon.
Trugoy of De La Soul said it best, “Investing in fantasies and not God. Welcome to reality, see times is hard.” Sometimes we would prefer a cheap carnival trick over actual magic. Ironically, we cannot see a real unicorn unless she’s been placed in a costume horn first. It is as if we have to make life fake before it gets real.
Inspired by Peter S. Beagle’s novel of the same name, The Last Unicorn, is a rap story about pain and selfishness and regret and repentance and petulance and desire and unicorns. It is a record about running away and never being able to escape, all at the same time. The unicorn is at once without bounds and a prisoner simultaneously. Humanity is the same — trapped in the discomfort of our own skin. Prophets tell us that our freedom literally comes in bondage.
For the album, Sir Chamberlain has produced an open and emotionally electronic track list of instrumentals that meet the mystery and magic and angst of the record’s themes. In ten songs, sintax shares his modern fairy tale. But, be warned, in this fairy tale, “There’s no happy ending. Because nothing ever ends.”
The Last Unicorn is available now on Illect Recordings.
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