Billy Woods, Kenny Segal ‎– Hiding Places

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Hiding Places is a collaborative album from Brooklyn-based rapper billy woods and Los Angeles beat scene veteran Kenny Segal, set for release by Backwoodz Studioz on March 29, 2019. On its face, it seems an unlikely pairing; woods—who moonlights as ½ of dissonant rap duo Armand Hammer—is a chaotic force, the warped relic of an NY indie-rap wave that never happened. Meanwhile, Segal has been in L.A. for twenty years; from paying dues with Project Blowed to pushing the culture forward with Busdriver and Milo. All the while, his soulful, dreamlike production precariously tethered to earth by the right drums or rumbling bass.

But look closer and it makes more sense. After all, Segal lent his production to a couple of songs on Paraffin, Armand Hammer’s critically-acclaimed opus, and the two veterans have more than a few shared collaborators: Open Mike Eagle, ELUCID, and Hemlock Ernst amongst them. Hiding Places finds both artists deep in the labyrinth. Segal’s lush soundscapes have a new edge, woods’ writing is, paradoxically, at its most direct. Hiding Places is a child’s game: funny and cruel, as brutal as a fairy tale. The album features contributions from both artists’ well of collaborators with ELUCID, Self-Jupiter, and MOTHERMARY making appearances.

All songs written by billy woods and produced by Kenny Segal (Kenny Segal ASCAP / Syndakit Segal Solutions ASCAP) except where noted
“a day in a week in a year” co-written by Marcella Elyse Winn (BMI)
Additional production on “a day in a week in year” by Marcella Elyse Winn (BMI)
Guitar by Ryan Crosby on spongebob and spiderhole
*crawlspace co-produced by Blockhead
All songs mixed by Kenny Segal
All songs mastered by Willie Green @ The Greenhouse

Tracklist

Spongebob
Steak Knives
Checkpoints
Spider Hole
Houthi
A Day In A Week
Bedtime
Crawlspace
Speak Gently
Toothy
Bigfakelaugh
Red Dust

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BWZ-755-LP Billy Woods, Kenny Segal Billy Woods, Kenny Segal - Hiding Places(LP, Album, Ltd) Backwoodz Studioz BWZ-755-LP USA & Canada 2019 Sell This Version
BWZ-755-DIGI Billy Woods & Kenny Segal Billy Woods & Kenny Segal - Hiding Places(12xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Backwoodz Studioz BWZ-755-DIGI USA & Canada 2019
BWZ 755 Woods* & Segal* Woods* & Segal* - Hiding Places(CD, Album) Backwoodz Studioz BWZ 755 USA & Canada 2019 Sell This Version
BWZ 755 Billy Woods / Kenny Segal Billy Woods / Kenny Segal - Hiding Places(Cass, Album) Backwoodz Studioz BWZ 755 US 2019 Sell This Version
BWZ-755-LP-LTD Billy Woods & Kenny Segal Billy Woods & Kenny Segal - Hiding Places(LP, Album, Ltd, Num) Backwoodz Studioz BWZ-755-LP-LTD USA & Canada 2019 Sell This Version
BWZ-755-LP Billy Woods & Kenny Segal Billy Woods & Kenny Segal - Hiding Places(LP, Album, RP + LP, Album, Ins + Ltd) Backwoodz Studioz BWZ-755-LP USA & Canada 2020 Sell This Version

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Vysok

Vysok

April 21, 2021
referencing Hiding Places, LP, Album, RP + LP, Album, Ins + Ltd, BWZ-755-LP
God help me, this won't be re-repressed for years, will it? I'd even have bit the bullet and bought it at 150-200 USD but right now prices are at >200 EUR + shipping, and it seems like nobody else has it. So it goes. Now that I've discovered billy woods I'm probably going to pre-order every future release just in case. I hear rumors that History Will Absolve Me is going to get repressed soon, though, so who knows?

Anyway, brilliant album, probably my favorite of his, the themes of isolation and regret combined with the lo-fi haunting soundscapes Kenny Segal serves up make for an amazing listen. billy woods is such a versatile artist: the pro of that is that we get an album like this alongside the psychedelic near-funk of Haram or the imposing heaviness of Brass. Sad part is that who knows if we'll get an album with this specific "gnawing darkness" sound again?
ZoinX

ZoinX

April 4, 2021
referencing Hiding Places, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, BWZ-755-LP-LTD

Check out my collection, would trade MOST things in my collection for this, really important piece to me.
aopps42

aopps42

January 1, 2021
referencing Hiding Places, LP, Album, Ltd, BWZ-755-LP
Hopefully they issue more of these so Billy and Kenny can get this money instead of scumbag flippers.
DougR17

DougR17

July 7, 2020
referencing Hiding Places, Cass, Album, BWZ 755
if anyone has this please hit my line. willing to PAY
awilson1989

awilson1989

June 20, 2020
edited 10 months ago
referencing Hiding Places, LP, Album, RP + LP, Album, Ins + Ltd, BWZ-755-LP
Seems like you can order a similar pressing through rough trade now. It's not the same with the exclusive artwork, I don't think, but it is the LP + Instrumentals. Up for pre ordering.

https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/billy-woods-and-kenny-segal/hiding-places
ad_kessler

ad_kessler

June 12, 2020
referencing Hiding Places, LP, Album, RP + LP, Album, Ins + Ltd, BWZ-755-LP
If you even kind of like or are starting to like billy woods buy this now. You will most likely be obsessed in time and like all of his material this will skyrocket into the hundreds very soon. I kick myself every day for not buying Rome or Known Unknowns when it was "too expensive" at $50-60.
twelveuno

twelveuno

May 13, 2020
referencing Hiding Places, LP, Album, RP + LP, Album, Ins + Ltd, BWZ-755-LP

Still available on backwoodz.com as of now as well. Great album and solid press.
Donelaitis

Donelaitis

May 10, 2020
referencing Hiding Places, LP, Album, RP + LP, Album, Ins + Ltd, BWZ-755-LP

This album sounds fantastic. Crisp, clear, quiet vinyl. Love the instrumental disc as well. My personal favorite from Billy Woods so far.
tpf055

tpf055

April 18, 2020
referencing Hiding Places, LP, Album, RP + LP, Album, Ins + Ltd, BWZ-755-LP

Solid, punchy sound. A bit of hiss and crackle at the very end of side B
francozola0

francozola0

December 31, 2019
referencing Hiding Places, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, BWZ-755-LP-LTD
Repress is on preorder right now with instrumentals Backwoodz site