clams casino – “drowning” / rainforest ep

no artist has unexpectedly gripped us this year quite like clams casino. his beat tapes blew up in our faces earlier this year, instantly reminding us the power of the hip hop ‘instrumental’. with his rainforest ep for tri angle, his palette is completely refined: the tracks sound unified, all parts of a living and breathing beast in nature. this is no longer hip hop, or any distinguishable genre: just really good shit.

to us, this is best exemplified on “drowning,” wringing more feeling out of a disembodied vocal than thought possible. a deeply disturbing (but beautiful) track that seems to stop time. one of our favorites of the year so far, from a totally devastating ep.

Drowning by clammyclams

take in the rainforest ep in full:
Rainforest EP by clammyclams

clams’ got the magic touch:
instrumental mixtape
b-side instrumentals and remixes

the rainforest ep drops 6/27 on tri angle


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