Sometimes I get sent something that just sort of stuns my world for a little bit. This work is a little bit older, so I hesitated in posting, but the work was just so great I'm posting it up on the site anyways. Instrumentals fascinate me in so many ways. the way it sways and moves and tells stories, relates and touches us, even when there's nothing directly being said in the way words do.
It's the part of hip hop that can be so undervalued by a novice listener and the power of production is simply too brilliant to put into words. I can honestly say that before this week I hadn't heard the work of either Gabriel King or TSRK, but it's about time I start paying some damn attention.
The two have come together to release Sounds of the Floating World, a hip hop tape that walks the fine line of electronic and hip hop production, and ends up in a dreamlike state that would follow in the footsteps of producers like Clams Casino or Zomby. Dramatic, dreamy, slurred but in a concise way, the tape highlights that the boys can take their careers so far with very little push.
Check out the works below, and snag the album via Mediafire.
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Gabriel King and TSRK
Sounds of the Floating World