Young God and Kingston, collectively known as production duo Blue Sky Black Death, shared Aquatic Reverie with the Internuts last week. Already responsible for soundtracks to rappers like Nacho Picasso, Jean Grae, and Hell Razah, Aquatic Reverie instead focuses the spotlight on their instrumentals, and is a mere smattering of their work together over the years.
In some instances, the sheer scope of their beats is not readily apparent. With a mix of live instruments, samples, and vocals, the final products aren’t quite hip hop, although they sound magnificent as the soundscapes to rappers, and equally defiant are they in any type of comparison to fellow beatsmiths today. BSBD’s tracks are beautifully intricate, multi layered pieces of art that are awesome in the truest sense of the word, especially if they are attentively listened to on an appropriate sound system.
Download below and view the full tracklist here.