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.