Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hermit and the Recluse

It's that time of year when i start discovering all manner of music that i missed out on earlier for whatever reason.  I'm a busy man, you know?  Anyway, i've felt like there hasn't been a lot of hip-hop on my radar this year.  It happens i guess, but until Earl Sweatshirt dropped his new album a couple weeks ago, nothing had really grabbed my attention.  And then i come across the wonderful and fascinating "Orpheus vs. The Sirens," the August release from Hermit and The Recluse, the project of Brooklyn rapper/producer/firefighter Ka and producer Animoss.  The album pairs streetwise stories with Greek mythology, all aswirl in lush, gorgeous, and at times tension-building production.  It'd be pretentious if it weren't so fucking good.  This is boundary pushing hip-hop and i am here for it.  I wish i'd discovered this when it came out.  Anyway, watch the video for album opener "Sirens" below and get the album from the artist here.

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