ruin ep

Have you ever sat and thought about what would happen if a grim and frostbitten Finland mountain range had sex with a smooth and unrelenting rap album? Well they did and their baby is what this EP sounds like. The latest release from young Philadelphia rapper Ammit and the ever progressive producer Jayyeah sees the duo create something that sounds akin to a mad scientist’s brain activity. These dudes are both younger and more talented than me but I can’t be salty about these things when they release an EP like Ruin.

The EP starts with a track called “REVEREND” which is a gradual and laid back song that progressesat just the right pace to set the tone for the rest of the tape. It’s short and to the point and the production is tranquil which lets Ammit take the reins to grab the listener right from the off.  The next song (and my personal favourite) is “///BLACK SLAB”. This song’s adlibs are provided by one Shane Fae, an affiliate of Ammit’s and it helps take the EP out of itself and it sounds like being lost in the woods in the best possible way.  The third song on the tape is “BLEACH CASTLE” which from the off sounds like it was recorded in a haunted mansion thanks to Jay’s ominous production which quickly turns from ominous to a hurried vibe when Ammit comes in which allows for some excellent invocation of disorientation.

After a short interlude the song “1692” comes in. Now if the last song was recorded in a haunted mansion this one was made in an abandoned lighthouse. This particular song sounds a lot more personal, not in the content sense, but it sounds like Ammit is talking directly to you. This is a sudden and well timed transition from the remote and intimidating tone of the first half of the EP. Then in comes “BEYBLADE420” which uses some really awesome bell sounds to create a sense of importance throughout. This song’s flow sounds like it’s on waves and the production makes it sound like it’s happening in a concert hall. Instantly after this another version of the same song plays which is an edited version of its sister track by Resign dubbed as Ducked and Cut. It takes the song and makes it sound like the whole EP is melting and slowly deteriorating which is a perfect way to end such an ominous EP.

The whole EP sounds like a cautious journey through several unsettling locations but Jayyeah manages to give it an underlying feeling of importance making the songs sound almost regal. As for Ammit’s rhymes and flow there’s no one who could carry a tape like this like him. He definitely has a morbid penchant for atmospheric distortion.

You can download the EP on Soundcloud here:

Ever since Odd Future came onto the scene a couple of years ago, hip-hop has become fertile ground for collectives of all kinds. A recent example of this is the prolific Team Sesh. Led by the constantly working rapper and video director, Bones, the crew has sprung to the forefront of the hip-hop underground. One very talented rapper/producer combo from the group is Ammit and Jayyeah. On their new “Ruin EP”, we get a handful of rather dark, lo-fi raps over equally dark and lo-fi beats. The music plays a nice foil to Bones more chill, laid back music as the songs here are more violent and in your face. So if you’re looking for some music that’s going to punch you right in the gut, you could do much worse than this duo from Team Sesh.

Album Review: Stars and Flights - Ruin EP

Despite the name sounding like a mid-00s Victory Records signing (seriously lads, did you use the Emo Name Generator?), Stars And Flights do not seem concerned with their haircut or the tightness of their jeans. Following up on last year’s full-length ‘Dropping Anchors’ (produced by no less than Romesh Dodangoda - if you’ve heard a record by a Welsh band, he’s most probably been behind the desk), this South Wales trio pair the anthemic approach and dynamic of Biffy Clyro to the prog-rock of Coheed and Cambria on this three-track EP 'Ruin.’

This showcases a new step in songwriting for the three-piece, and one that is sure to garner much support in the live arena. However, on record, it’s a fairly mixed bag. The eponymous track of the EP opens proceedings and features some impressively dextrous guitar-playing from vocalist/guitarist James Davies, but his vocal delivery leaves a fair amount to be desired, never really stepping out of second gear.

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Released This Week (27/04/2015)
As we head into Spring this week sees a handful of favourable releases. First up we’ve got Millencolin releasing their first record in 7 years. Whilst Deez Nuts, Nai Harvest and Timeshares also unleash new full-lengths.

There is also the debut UK release from Beach Slang and new EP from Birmingham’s Youth Man.

Millencolin - True Brew
Deez Nuts - Word Is Bond
All The Ruin - Among Us EP
Takaakira “Taka” Goto - Classical Punk and Echoes Under the Beauty
Klone - Here Comes The Sun
Howls - No Living EP
Youth Man - Hill of Knives EP
Beach Slang - Broken Thrills
Nai Harvest - Hairball
Timeshares - Already Dead


Kimichi - “Time Ruins Everything” feat. KQuick and Ralph Myerz

Har du missa videoen til den nye låta til Kimichi feat. KQuick og Ralph Myerz?! Her er den ihvertfall! Låta “Time Ruins Everything” er fortsatt så bra, at jeg får ei litta tåre i øyet hver gang jeg setter den på. Våkn opp og lev, folkens! Tida har hentet deg inn, før du vet ordet av det! 


Day 139, 358:53, 657-665

657. The Word Alive - Empire EP - Pretty good, decently heavy and interesting.

658. Tides of Man - Empire Theory - Very cool, has that progressive aspect of their early writing with Tillian filling out the rest. Holds up better than Dreamhouse.

659. Empire! Empire!/Malegoat - split - Cool.

660. Empire! Empire!/Mountains for Clouds/Two Knights/Driving on City Sidewalks - split - I have all these songs somewhere but only E! E!’s comes up here. It’s great.

661. Empire! Empire!/Riki - split - “We Were Not Small or Great but Grown” hits me harder with each passing year. They played it at BWM, too.

662. Within the Ruins - Empires EP - About what you’d expect, doesn’t really hold up against the later recordings.

663. Alesana - The Emptiness - I couldn’t really get into this one, too formulaic. Not bad lyrically and there are some good riffs but overall plain.

664. Defeater - Empty Days and Sleepless Nights - Very good, the only album of theirs that I really know. Heavy, well written.

665. Hey, Joni - En Fuego - This band will be big, mark my words. Enjoyable emo riffage from the UK.