How about them Canadians, eh? Those guys are just living the good life above our border aren't they. Must be nice, eh? They finished with 29 medals in the Winter Olympics, they don't have any school shootings, and the 23rd Prime Minister aka His Excellency Justin Trudeau is doing a pretty good job from what I've read. The Toronto Raptors are currently in first place in the NBA Eastern Conference, and in a recent interview with their coach Dwane Casey talked about how safe he feels having his family live in Canada everyday as opposed to what America is going through right now. This next duo are some pretty dope Canadians, so lets dive right in, eh?
July 24, 2012
Whenever I do #MusicMondays I try not to give the artists a genre. I'm sure if you asks the artists, they'll always give you some kind of answer as to how they wish to be described. But this happens far too often, and artists end up in a box. Being labeled as such leaves artists stuck within a certain style that people feel they must supply their sound, and I feel like this duo breaks down certain boundaries that would have otherwise been put up for them. Just from watching a few interviews from them, they are somewhat indescribable within their own personalities which just adds to their ability to not get stuck in that box.
I had never even heard of these guys until my wife played their music in her 1993 Honda Civic, back when we were "just friends." This was back when I used to be a little pothead, so this album made me feel like "Whoa, who is this? What planet do they record their music on? Do you think they got their sounds from dreams?" But you don't gotta be a pothead to like this album. It's got that perfect mix of I can listen to this and chill and I can workout to this. The first song, "Crawlersout" comes in hard and shows you every side of their versatility. The duo perfectly mashes strong poetic waves that crash smoothly into the sounds of the beat. You can easily read their music as a poem and equally enjoy it.
they'll weave their long souls
into the frame
to grow their foliage in
sew their long hairs
into their beds
to keep them crawlers out
As I'm writing this, I'm finding that it is hard to put this album into words about how it makes me feel. When I hear the sounds, I feel like I'm lost in the middle of the forest, not looking for a way out, but looking for a way to stay in this sanctuary for as long as possible. When I hear the words, I can feel the pain, sorrow, happiness, and acceptance that is coming from the writers soul. Basically what I'm saying is that this album is some deep shit, and if you don't listen carefully, you can miss out on some vibes that you may be needing in your life. It's inspirational to me as a writer, because it helps me put into perspective of what is deep inside me that I need to get out to the world. We all have our own form of expressing ourselves, we just need to find the right platform. So listen to this album and think about what you need to do to express yourself.
Here's a trip vid from the album, eh
Just a man trying to make the most of his time on this planet.