Creating from a uniquely unpredictable musical catalogue, writing from a place of calm and contemplation alike, Kid Lava’s Eternal Darkness Vol 1. is an EP that fits well amidst the current hip hop landscape.
Hard Liquor is quick to satisfy (pun intended). A dreamlike soundscape, free from a beat for the most part, backs up a stylishly doubled vocal that hits with addictive rhythm and emotion.
Produced by Legion Beats, FHP (Future. Hope. Purpose) is a definitive new single that drives with a clear, unwavering level of intention and confidence.
Emerging under the appropriate title Exit Simulation II, the new project is of such a uniquely interesting and easy to enjoy nature, that you’re likely to find yourself lost in the midst of it as one united and whole experience – a rare and valuable quality for the contemporary album.
Offering contemporary portraits of five female biblical figures – the video is as haunting as it is compelling, and the music in line with this helps make certain you walk away knowing you’ve experienced something.
There is no success without failure – where we fail, we learn how not to fail in the future. MVP is subtly but surely all of this, and meanwhile – a soulful, jazz-cafe-style musicality fills the room, and that unmistakable vocal sound makes certain you’ll recognize it the next time around.
“I’m doing this for “me”, not a record deal. I’m not rolling the dice to “make it big”, so that takes away from the stress of it, and allows me to maintain the joy of making music. But I’m still pursuing an audience.”
It’s a simple song, but it works – everything is on point – effective riffs, minimalism, realness, fun; the makings of a smooth hit are there. A great song and one with a fairly timeless quality.
Expect heartbreak, heartache, existential pondering and uninhibited passion. A 21-track subtly explosive portrayal of truthful intimacy and thoughts we all tend to ponder but rarely come across to such an extent in modern music.
You can hear and indeed feel that each track has been crafted with purpose and care. Every moment is crisp and clear-cut so as to follow the mood of the conceptual journey, and meanwhile Asadi pours his story and his personality into the process.
As a songwriter, Palko paints a picture from his own meandering viewpoint – telling stories but always still seeming reflective & personal in his presentation of them. His experience as an artist & musician is clear, and this, his ninth studio album, is one that’s easily worth the time it takes to experience.
GillaWatts crafted this entire EP based on a deathly journey through turmoil after visiting an Ayahuasca retreat. Whether you bear that in mind or not, these songs are superb – the production is so unique in itself, and the lyrics, the use of contrast – everything is fascinating, musically satisfying, and addictive to have fill the room around you.