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Long Dark Night

by Bonez

Alternative Rap-Music for the collective Hiphop consciousness. An energized, intellectual hybrid-hip-hop sound for lovers of music, lyrics & life. Bonez blends elements from rap, rock & metal, as well as electronic.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Alternative Hip Hop
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1. Persistence
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2. D'evil (That Men Can Do)
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3. Do You
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4. Before It's Too Late
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5. Random Animals
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6. All 6s (The Mark of a Beast)
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7. Keys to Life
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8. Ironman
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9. Cast A Spell
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10. Every Last Word
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Album Notes
The follow up to 2005's 'ONE MAN ARMY' by BONEZ (aka DVS) with a more "live" feel this time around. The seeds for 'LONG DARK NIGHT' were planted early 2007 with the composing of 'GODFATHER' by DNA (the tribute song dedicated to Randolph Graddy, Bonez' friend & hip-hop mentor who died November 2006 of health complications at the age of 25) and the completion of MixTape vol.2 'THE DEVICE'. Although writing for 'LONG DARK NIGHT' did not begin until Summer 2009 due to personal obligations, Bonez' songs began coming together at a faster pace than ever before and approximately 13 songs were in the works for the upcoming album. 'LONG DARK NIGHT' got extra special treatment compared to 'ONE MAN ARMY' in that MD native Josh Taylor was called upon to help with adding life to the album via guitar & bass (every song except #1 & #6). In addition consistent guitar use, uncommon in hip-hop, 'LONG DARK NIGHT' also features a more realistic & refined drum sounds. The music alone for 'LONG DARK NIGHT' is an electrifying & vivid experience. And Bonez put every song together as if they were to be re-interpreted by a live band. One example of the more "live" feel is that this album features no songs where the beat simply fades out in the end. Each song contains more complex, hard-hitting breaks and riffs than those found on 'ONE MAN ARMY' and is a giant musical leap forward in every way. 'LONG DARK NIGHT' is NOT an album for booty-shaking, nor is it targeted towards mainstream radio airplay or die-hard top 40 fans. Bonez' philosophy for this album was very simple & there was one rule that stood above all others in importance to the creation of 'LONG DARK NIGHT' - "F the rules". This sophomore solo effort by Bonez (aka DVS) blends sounds without prejudice to create uniquely soulful beats complemented by intellectual rap lyrics. Lyrically, 'LONG DARK NIGHT' exudes more compound syllable rhyming, verses & hooks and is a full length 10 cut, 60 minute LP. 'LONG DARK NIGHT' also features some familiar voices like 2 Men-E, Technician, and Ms.Kandi that give the album a sonic synergy that a 100% solo project could simply not output. This album is a must-have not only for fans of hip-hop & lyrics, but of groundbreaking music that says NO to contemporary chart-topping rules to create an impossible to duplicate sound that is both timeless and enjoyable the 1st - 1000th listen. Don't wait, add this CD or MP3 album to your collection today, you won't regret it.

***a final word from BONEZ:

"I am a realistic & fairly objective artist - in my humble opinion. I don't expect this album to bring me commercial success or resonate with people overly concerned with "styles" & "genres" of music, only to represent the sound of ME in the truest & most enjoyable form to my personal satisfaction & no one else's. Music does not discriminate, only people do. Music is like the world in it's true form, as seen by the satellites that orbit around our planet. It has NO real borders or boundaries except for those we have made up through our own ignorance & prejudices. Well, I say - if you truly want to stand out as an artist, be outstanding! There is no limit to a true musician's spirit, and we have an infinite number of combinations of sound & music yet to be explored & executed masterfully. I figured I'd try to start a trend towards originality, rather than continue a trend of "styles". I want people to listen to this album, love (not like) at least one song, and say to themselves "wow, I didn't know music/hip-hop could sound like that!" LONG DARK NIGHT is my masterpiece to date, and the closing of a very long & difficult chapter in my life - but also just the beginning of the next chapter. Join me for the ride, add 'LONG DARK NIGHT' to your CD/MP3 collection today & be inspired to reach new heights my friends. Pz & Luv"




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Xavier aka Gravityboy

Long Dark Night
Long Dark Night is worth your time and money!!!!!!! Bonez is the type of musical artist that rarely comes along and transcends ALL genres! This album is a beautiful blend of Hip-Hop and Rock & Roll! A truly one of a kind listening experience that can be enjoyed by anyone who loves music. You don't even have to understand the English language to know Long Dark Night is a wonderful musical project. You NEVER see a Hip-Hop artist put so much work and effort into production and artistic composition like Bonez does on this album. This album contains tracks that kick the manliest man in the face! At the same time, it also contains poetic masterpieces that appeal to intellectuals and lovers of life. We're talking about an Emcee/Artist with the heart-felt lyrical delivery of Tupac, the intellect of Nas, the creative wordplay of Big L, the musical production quality of Michael Jackson and swagger that would make Chuck Norris tap-out! I AM POSITIVELY CONVINCED THAT ANYONE WHO LISTENS WILL LOVE IT!!!!!!!