Blue Sky Black Death ‎– A Heap Of Broken Images

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Mush ‎– MH-243
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1-1 Skies Open 4:33
1-2 Days Are Years
Bass – Atiba Joshua Starr
6:02
1-3 Chloroform 3:34
1-4 Not Here
Guitar – Michael Matais
4:34
1-5 They Came Around 3:20
1-6 Dream Of Dying
Bass – Atiba Joshua Starr
5:04
1-7 From Sun's Angle
Cello – Allie Van DykeViolin – Nancy Kuo
3:33
1-8 Rap Creature Land 3:34
1-9 Heroin For God 4:33
1-10 Guilty Ones 1:14
1-11 The Dead Tree Gives No Shelter
Cello – Mary TaggartViolin – Nancy Kuo
2:39
1-12 Still Asleep 2:01
2-1 Engage My Words
Featuring – Jus Allah, Sabac Red*, Wise Intelligent
4:08
2-2 Street Legends
Featuring – A-Plus, Pep Love
4:21
2-3 Floor Chalk (Best Reprise)
Featuring – Chief Kamachi, GuruScratches – DJ Question (2)
3:33
2-4 Scriptures
Featuring – Lil' Sci
4:37
2-5 Long Division
Featuring – Mike Ladd, Rob Sonic
6:41
2-6 I Catch Fire
Featuring – The Holocaust*
6:24
2-7 Grimey Styles
Featuring – Mikah-9*
4:19
2-8 Brain Cells
Featuring – Virtuoso (2)
4:09
2-9 Everything
Featuring – Awol OneViolin – Nancy KuoVocals [Additional] – Tiva-Skye Martin
6:01
2-10 It Wasn't White 2:06

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mintfloss

mintfloss

July 27, 2006
edited over 10 years ago

A somewhat unexpected album of dense, brooding hip hop influenced music. The saying on the back "Images Made Audible" is a somewhat apt term for the thick, melancholy first disc. Various vocal samples push the disc further into the abyss while the carefully selected sampled/played strings add an emotional core.

The second disc is more aggressive highlighting a variety of well known and accomplished MCs. Blue Sky Black Death pull back some of the production's complexity on these tracks to allow the MCs to show their particular style.

What propels these guys above any other artist doing instrumental hip hop is the strict attention to detail. In addition, the rare release of two debut albums in one showcasing two sides of production was a brilliant move with fantastic results. I expect great things for their next release which is supposed to be a full length with Holocaust of the Wu-Tang Clan titled, "The Death Coast".

Released by Mush Records who continues its near flawless exploration of funding only the most forward thinking music.