Atmosphere - Sad Clown Bad Summer 9 CD EP
|Just in time for the end of summer, Atmosphere dawn on us a brand new EP of Sad Clown material featuring accompaniment by piano (and ANT of course)! As expected Slug muses over past relationships, running from the cops and childhood memories over some surprisingly upbeat and brightly produced beats. This marks the first ever Sad Clown CD available to the general public, and probably the most thematically cohesive of the series to date, serving as a nice side dish to tide us over til the release of their sixth official studio album due out early 2008!|
|2.||The Number One|
|5.||Don't Forget |
The 9th Installment Holds Its Own! (4 Stars)
, March 7, 2008
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When I think about Atmosphere's "Sad Clown Bad Dub" series, I can't help but get a lukewarm feeling from them. Each EP usually has a couple of dope tunes, and the rest are easily forgettable. "Sad Clown Bad Summer #9" is the first installment out of a 4-season series of EP releases from underground favorites Slug & Ant.
To my astonishment, all 5 tracks on this EP are solid. Some better than others, but I've been able to listen to this EP 10+ times, which usually isn't the case with EP's at all. "Sunshine" is a local/radio favorite here in Minneapolis, featuring Musab (aka Beyond) on additional vocals. My favorite goes to "The Number One" though. The beat, the hook, the warm lyrics - it's all here in stellar beauty. "RFTC" picks up the pace a bit as Ant tears through yet another infectious and memorable beat. "Mattress" & "Don't Forget" are probably my least favorite here. They are great tunes with great beats, but lack ever so slightly in the infectiousness of the 3 previous tunes.
Overall, I would recommend adding this to your library if you're looking for some quality Atmosphere to tide you over in between full-length releases. And although it's not usually the case, this nice little EP is just as rewarding as their full records.
short but sweet
, August 18, 2007
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a nice summer time EP. honestly i think this is the most cohesive sad clown cd to date (re: there's ongoing musical and personal theme going on throughout this release). just wish it had a few more songs. peep the last song, it reminds me of why i always come back to listening to their records (even if it's been weeks, months or longer)....