August 2015 Local Music Reviews

Local Review: Illwinded P – Spirited Away Vol. 2

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Illwinded P – Spirited Away Vol. 2

Illwinded P
Spirited Away Vol. 2

Self-Released
Street: 10.14
Illwinded P = Del The Funky Homosapien + MF Doom + Nujabes

After a long, two-year wait, Illwinded P’s Spirited Away Vol. 2 graced our ears and was easily the best thing given out on Halloween 2014. Spirited Away Vol. 2 is truly a masterpiece in its sound, lyricism and all-around execution. The album plays out following the story of an accidental killing and it being covered up. The story fits perfectly, bringing in a bit of comedy into a dreamy and jazz-inspired album. With its use of experimental and calming beats, Spirited Away Vol. 2 is a mixture of the ’90s independent scene and bumps from Adult Swim. This specific sound is no coincidence either, as “Flying Lotus,” “El-P” and “Dave Brubeck” are “producers” featured on the album. I recommend that anyone who is a fan of technical and soothing hip-hop to do yourself a favor and head to illwindedp.bandcamp.com and download a copy of Spirited Away Vol. 2. –Connor Brady