URBN SHMN - The Zenith
Shelled Tapes is back with another release, this one is URBN SHMN - The Zenith
He describes the tape as it being a "Zenith" because we are living thru a culminating point in time. The intention is for music to help take us to a "Zenith" (highest point reached in the heavens by a celestial body) consciously & spiritually.
Tape comes in at 30 minutes & is a dope bridge of Lo-Fi & Hi-Fi characteristics wrapped around head-noddin' beats!
Beautiful Artwork by Audrey Gatewood (Instagram) & thnx too ZEROSYSTEM from In The Loop Radio for the edits & kiss labels
Propaganda & Mathematics
Back To The Basics with the un-basic Underground Hip-Hop, Vaporwave and Lo-Fi. Follow us on SoundCloud.
Vaporwave EP by ZEROSYSTEM with a healthy amount of Japanese samples. For more Japanese samples make sure you visit the Sample Blog Archives
Reviewed by ZEROSYSTEM
While listening to this album I'm reminded that I know this cat. While that isn't entirely relevant to this post (because I will refuse to do a review if the release is not up to par) it reminds me that every major artist had an starting point. Imagine the guys that knew Nas or Black Thought before they gained fame. That's the thought process that I'm using to write this review.
The very thought that you are put into the mindset of an midnight watching Adult Swim with an album filled with Vaporwave, Lo-FI and Boom Bap is quite an undertaking with nary a dull moment to be had. RealVenom starts off with "True Intro" which is an chin check for any emcee listening. Rapid fire rhymes over an piano loop that will have anyone rewinding to catch the last verse with that "did he just say that" look on their face. Another stand out track and my personal favorite is "Whatever Happens, Happens........" with production by Canis Major which is a thought provoking ballad about survival in this day in age with a Cowboy Bebop backdrop that really hits home with anyone that has been pushed to the limit. If I didn't know any better I would have sworn this album came out int '96.
You can check out the EP here.
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Reviewed by ZEROSYSTEM
If I had to sum up all of my dreams and then add a Vaporwave overlay this would be the result. You can't help but to be filled with life listening to the lyrics of Lé Real 現 while vibing to the potent production of Macross 82-99, Contact Lens, REVERB LITE & other notables that reads like a who's who of the Vaporwave world.
You would be hard pressed to stop this recording only to be reminded of the crushing corporate driven diet we live off of chucking back Big Macs and drinking Capri Suns. Damn, thanks Vaporwave...........
You can listen to what's probably one of the best releases of 2016 here.
THE Black Section Blog
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