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Blue Sky Black Death Late Night Cinema

On their fourth full-length and first completely instrumental album, the production duo of Kingston and Young God (a.k.a. Blue Sky Black Death) employs a variety of sounds to craft an orchestral masterpiece. (Think Beethoven with a sampler and drum machine.) The six-minute opening track, “The Era When We Sang,” opens with rapid keys, atmospheric percussion, and a soulful vocal sample before a breakdown of soft strings, pianos, and a light flourish of horns takes over. It sets the pace for what follows: a dark yet beautiful soundscape with heavy classical overtones and lush drops that commands listeners’ attention, navigating us through various moods. Late Night Cinema may be categorized as “hip-hop,” but it’s better suited for the opera hall than your trunk.

3 comments Late Night Cinema

Bunny B (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 05/21/2008 - 21:03

amazing record.

roms (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 05/22/2008 - 01:55

good album but I have a preference for their first album.

Kemble (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 06/17/2008 - 19:49

These guys deserve total respect. A quick flood of releases with each being better than the one before. Too bad everyone is still too busy clinging onto their copies of "Endtroducing..." to see the next shit.

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