Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Woe opens with a very minimal beat and guest vocals by recent collaborator GIVV, but it only takes a few moments before the sound turns to a more progressive hip hop. While there is certainly more vocal track on this album than his previous works (minus GIVV's album of course), NAH does a great job at mixing in instrumental tracks that keep the sound fresh and exciting. Woe does a great job at balancing the continuity of sound with the changing of styles. tracks like "born" are hyper paced and filled with aggressive tension, while others, like "lonely, decelerating", are bass heavy exercises in electronic. The only fault I can give this album is the vocal performance on "they out".
If you like Death Grips or Kanye's production on the most recent Pusha T single, then give this album a try at his bandcamp Here.