I am quite fond of instrumental bands and music. Without the presence of vocals, the music begins to speak for itself and creates a deeper meaning than any set of lyrics could do. This compilation features eight instrumental bands of different styles that are well deserving of attention and praise. You can view the track listing below as well as visit the band’s bandcamp sites.
By Lane Oliver
I had not heard much of Houston rapper/experimental artist B L A C K I E prior to seeing him perform at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas a few weeks ago. This year really opened my eyes and ears to the world of underground, forward thinking hip-hop with the release of Death Grips’ Exmilitary mix tape, and B L A C K I E definitely falls into their category. So, after seeing his very eccentric performance I just had to check out some of his work. Luckily, he released his new EP, True Spirit and Not Giving a Fuck (download link included at the end of the review) for free earlier this year. If you’re a fan of Death Grips, you should like B L A C K I E.