I Like This World is neat package; dark post-witch cloud rap, a well conceived theme, bad-ass tracks, and great artwork too, lovingly brought to you as a free download by the AURAL SECTS collective.
The intro to I Like This World provides the setting and context for what's to come. Dialog from the 1989 film Cyborg, set in a post-apocalyptic future, is put to perfect use. A deep voice speaks of embracing the darkness:
"First there was collapse of a civilization - anarchy, genocide, starvation, then we got the plague - the living death - quickly closing its' fist on an entire planet. Then we heard the rumors that the last scientists were working on a cure that would end the plague and restore the world. Restore it? Why? I like the death! I like the misery! I LIKE THIS WORLD!"
The tracks are detailed epics of pounding blown-out post-witch drone. Info was sketchy, but I have it on good authority that BLOWN is the talented and prolific beat maker variously known as Party Trash, Police Academy 6, etc., with some assistance from FrZE.
The mysterious Blam Lord is known for his active blogging at Blam Blam Fever. He rides these wicked rhythms like the terminator on his chopper, delivering his deadpan invocations of god-knows-what in a unique, post-Hype Williams rap style.
The track with the most immediate appeal may be "Naja Flex", a thunderous pumping glittering monster of a track. [HANUS had the honor of debuting "Adv Alt Div" on our Y01C compilation, btw.] There's not a weak song in the set. The sonic landscapes and Blam Lord's narratives of a libertine warrior run amok , reveling in the pleasures of hell, combine into powerfully visual and evocative music. I Like This World is a window into cyber hell - the urge to peek in is irresistible, and you might just embrace it.
Download it HERE.