MIRRORLAND - EARTHGANG
Mirrorland is a fun and often darkly textured full album release from the brilliant duo EarthGang. This album actually gets much stronger to me in the second half where the songwriting concepts just all land like a champion gymnast but the whole record is a master class in rhythm and powerful patter. Almost every track has a prominent but well-deployed guest stars, like Young Thug and T Pain, and it works while still satisfyingly showcasing EarthGang,
Something I notice in the production on these cats work is that they’re quicker to use a refracted sample than a bright synth and it gives this really deep grainy dense complex sound to every measure of music in a way that really complements their palpable percussive voices.
I’ve heard all of their work now (I think?) and they are consistently smart, visceral and forward-looking with their honest, mischievous, and regionally flavorful music. Their work until this point was more space-preoccupied…in this album they claim the Earth with confidence; thankfully for us, they come in peace, loud horny peace.
Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is a staff writer for Zus Entertainment, a Jooseboxx and Untapped Hip-Hop contributor, and member of the Inland Empire, California based nerdcore hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers