Boomkat Product Review:
A duo comprising of Kingston and Young God, the producers at some point decided they had no interest in making a cd that had vocal hiphop joints sandwiched inbetween their atmospheric instrumentals… and it was a solid move. What we have instead is one full length cd of killer instrumental joints and one full length cd of heavy vocal tracks, so basically you’re getting two full albums for the price of one, you can’t say fairer than that huh? The instrumentals disc surprised me, I’ve been a little underwhelmed by instrumental hiphop albums recently, but BSBD go for the jugular with an unstoppable Bully-styled lo-fi sci-fi sound. Of course there’s the skeleton of DJ Shadow in the closet, but that’s no bad thing – these guys know what they’re doing and the record never feels like it's treading water. Flip to the vocals disc and you’re in for another pleasant surprise, with emcee contributions from Guru (!), Non Phixion’s Sabac Red, Mikah 9, Rob Sonic and many more - but really, it's all in the beats, and that skilful touch that makes the instrumental disc so addictive is carried over into their vocal productions. The first chapter in the story of Blue Sky Black Death, an act that should attract some major attention in the coming months, ‘A Heap of Broken Images’ is a shining beacon in a sea of half-arsed records – recommended!