Wednesday, December 14, 2011
BLUE SKY BLACK DEATH / Noir 
Cinematic hip-hop act, Blue Sky Black Death constantly go back and forth between instrumental albums and vocal albums. Both being just effective as the other, however it's the instrumental ones that are the most universally welcome...and with good reason. Their latest effort, Noir confirms this statement.
They create beautiful dreamlike soundscapes with deeply textured layers of atmosphere and emotion that leaves the listener in awe. It's a strange mood that BSBD creates, almost like you're standing directly between a rain storm and a sunny day.
Sounding like a cross between Nujabes, The Cure and Moby, Noir is easily one of the standout hip-hop albums of the year.
5 Stand By Mes out of 5
Songs Of Note: Sleeping Children Are Still Flying; Swords From Driftwood