Boomkat Product Review:
Whispermoon, the debut solo album from Listener, is a fourteen-song collection of undeniably underground hiphop. Combining rhymes that bounce between spiritual observation and old-school wordplay with backing tracks based on melodic samples and grit-drum counter rhythms, Listener displays an ear for dark uses of sound and the ability to rely on traditional flow to remain memorable and accessible. Guest emcees include Manchild of Mars Ill and Listener's Deepspace5 and Labklik crew members. Acclaimed Mars Ill producer Dust is the force behind the bulk of the music, with additional production handled by Gruntwork, Fred Bruno, Ill, and Listener himself. Recommended.