El-P’s ‘Fantastic Damage’ hits streaming for the first time; full solo catalog reissues coming
Just two days after officially announcing Run the Jewels 4 (which features Zack de la Rocha, Josh Homme, Mavis Staples, and more), El-P has announced a reissue campaign of his full solo catalog via Fat Possum. Along with the announcement, his classic 2002 debut Fantastic Damage hits streaming services for the very first time.
"This album is raw and noisy and fucked up and exactly how I felt when I made it," says El-P. "It's the first time I ever tried to tackle a whole record on my own all those years ago. It was produced and recorded and mixed in my bedroom/studio in the apartment in Brooklyn I lived in at the time, right around the year 2000. It's not where I am now but it is a moment that really meant something to me and it's a huge part of my DNA as an artist so I'm glad to finally be able to get it back out there. Not only for those who knew it and missed its presence but for anyone who may have not known about it before now. I hope you enjoy this and thanks for all the amazing support over the years. I love doing what I do and I live to keep pushing forward. Fantastic Damage is, in a lot of ways, the start of all of it."
Both that album and 2007's I'll Sleep When You're Dead (which hit streaming services in January) will get physical reissues later this year. Stream both albums and watch the newly-released video for "Deep Space 9mm" below.