Fishing Blues (LP) [Explicit]


Atmosphere

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Amoeba Review

08/10/2016

On their seventh studio album, Fishing Blues,Minneapolis hip hop duo Atmosphere creates a mood that is looser, drunker, and more relaxed than ever before. They capture what it feels like to be an adult stuck in arrested development. Atmosphere's rapper, Slug, is resigned to the fact he is now an adult with kids and he relishes in it. The beats are goofy and rely on instruments that feel more at place on an indie rock album. Masterfully put together by producer Ant, guitars twang like Ennio Morricone's spaghetti western soundtracks, moog synths skip around on ska rhythms, and the drums are real drums, not drum machine samples. All distinctly weird choices considering the current state of hip hop. "Ringo" is steeped in adolescent restlessness as he makes a whole song about his own immaturity. He cracks jokes about getting too drunk, dealing with a beer belly, and getting too crazy to the point of self-destruction. And to drive the joke home, he repeats "Everyone loves seeing a falling star." As self-deprecating as music gets! "No Biggie," which feels like a lost P-Funk jam from the '80s with piercing synths and shredding guitar, is the yin to "Ringo's" yang. While "Ringo" relishes in immaturity, the criticism of his own navel-gazing behavior and the people who bring him down are as clear as day. If you feel like you are out of step with hip hop today, Fishing Blues might be the remedy.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Like A Fire
Atmosphere 03:29
2.
Ringo
Atmosphere 03:51
3.
Besos
Atmosphere 03:45


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Pure Evil
Atmosphere , IBE 03:19
2.
Perfect
Atmosphere 03:36
3.
Seismic Waves
Atmosphere 03:57


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Next To You
Atmosphere , deM atlaS 04:18
2.
The Shit That We've Been Through
Atmosphere 03:34
3.
When The Lights Go Out
Atmosphere , Doom , Kool Keith 04:41


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
No Biggie
Atmosphere 02:35
2.
Everything
Atmosphere 03:38
3.
Chasing New York
Atmosphere , Aesop Rock 03:24


Side E Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Sugar
Atmosphere 03:56
2.
Fishing Blues
Atmosphere , The Grouch 03:40
3.
Won't Look Back
Atmosphere , Kim Manning 04:34


Side F Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Anybody That I've Known
Atmosphere 04:33
2.
Still Be Here
Atmosphere 03:57
3.
A Long Hello
Atmosphere 03:17

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