Year: 2004
Label: Thirsty Ear

Created in conjunction with accomplished jazz pianist Matthew Shipp’s Blue Series Continuum collective, experimental jazz-electronica album High Water showcases El-P’s rapidly growing musicianship during the mid-2000s. While the album almost completely discards any conventional notion of hip-hop, High Water provides the listener with a forwarding-thinking blend of improvisational jazz and electronically tinged music. On the album, El-P displays an impressive ear for densely layered composition that would serve to make High Water an under-appreciated record in his discography.