Injury Reserve - Injury Reserve
âThe experimental rap trio Injury Reserve returns with the release of their highly anticipated self-titled debut album. The album starts out incredibly strong with Koruna & Lime and Jawbreaker, which is hands down one of the most unique rap songs in modern history, with well-placed features from Rico Nasty and Pro Teens. AminÃ©âs verse on Jailbreak the Tesla marks another fantastic feature, on a standout track on the album nonetheless. Rap Song Tutorial hilariously lives up to its name and comes together to form a punchy track likely to get any crowd going. Best Spot in the House brings a new sound to the album, with a guitar-oriented beat and mellow deliveries from Stepa and Ritchie. One of my favorite pieces of the album comes from New Hawaii, with a Chromeo-style vocoder solo halfway through, followed by a soulful DRAM feature. The album ends on a jazzy high note with Three Man Weave. Parker Corey holds nothing back and shows his production chops on this project with some of the most creative and impressive beats Iâve ever heard. Literally my only complaint is that QWERTY Interlude is just that, an interlude, when it would be fantastic as a full track.
Author: Frank McLaughlin
"Outside of the working world, music is something I invest a lot of time in, in more ways than one. I could spend hours on my SoundCloud timeline, Apple Music, or YouTube discovering new artists to listen to and enjoy. I have channeled this love into brief music reviews that can be found in the appropriate part of this website, and more recently, the First State Studios website. I have also begun to produce music myself, learning the ins and outs of Ableton, Serum, Audacity, and other necessary software, and it still remains one of my favorite ways to spend my free time. It has sparked a love for learning new technologies and software and is something I hope to continue to grow with. I feel that my lifelong interest in the technical side of creative arts combined with my newfound analytical knowledge combine perfectly to serve me well in the marketing and advertising realm."