This is something of an audio & hip hop masterpiece, ready & waiting to be repeatedly streamed at volume to light up the uncertain parts of your day.
There’s something to be said for striking a fine balance between a naturally curious & complex writing style, and the simple weight of satisfying, hard-hitting hip hop & musicality on the whole. Alternate Realities strikes that balance faultlessly.
Setting the scene with industrial soundscapes & fast-paced, forward thinking lyrics that pour through with a sci-fi, cinematic sort of prowess. Ultra_eko is the story-teller, technology is the enemy.
Musically beautiful, conceptually fascinating and often notably provocative. The wordplay and the framing of ideas is consistently impressive, occasionally phenomenal.
One of our generation’s most prolific and insightful, compelling poets, Ultra_eko blends a dreamlike, piano-led ambiance, with faultless vocals; delivering bar after bar, or page after page of the story, while barely pausing to breathe.
The role of art and music with such a specific backbone is to provoke a certain shared manner of thinking – these topics need to be discussed, and this is where that conversation ultimately begins; with music, or art, which kicks up a fuss, grabs attention, and refuses to be ignored.
Freshly kicking off a string of original releases from the London-based rapper and artist, Six Numbers is a beautifully complex, poetic and deeply human track, which showcases a refreshing side to contemporary hip hop.
“Those who follow the creative path will find themselves filled with a great spiritual power, which makes it easy to reflect away the judgments of those who do not choose the path of self discovery and who are happy to live a wholly unexamined life.”