Chances are you may not have heard of Dante Carfagna, he is a record collector / dealer / archivist from Chicago and owner of Memphix records. For comparison he's kinda like Dj Shadow in the sense he has an insane record collection that is worth more than most peoples houses. As an artist he has only released one album under the name Express rising, which itself has become a rarity. I first heard of Express rising on 'The peoples champion' compilation from the now defunct Big daddy magazine and i was very lucky to get a copy of this album back in 2003 shortly after it was released.
There's nothing fancy here, no intricate sequencing or synthesis, just 13 instrumentals of chilled, hiphop inspired goodness that evoke a similar sense of nostalgia to Boards of Canada or Tycho. Normally i wouldn't promote pirating music but as a copy of the Lp would set you back $100 or more (the cd isn't much cheaper), i say download the shit out of it if you like what you hear. Enjoy!