Copenhagen based musician Shatter Hands comes through with a brand new release titled Block And Tackle. The talented beatmaker and musician is able to craft a sound that is rich with soul and texture, through live drumming and incredibly dense instrumentation.
Tracks like “Pun Intended” feature stellar percussive elements throughout and a beat that pulsates throughout with dominant basslines. “92 Selena” has a subtle beat with synths and a powerful, eerie key that reverberates throughout. The tracks features a stellar verse from Felix De Luca, who raps with menace and a gangster-like attitude, reminding me a lot of Westside Gunn or Conway. Tracks like “How So?” feature Jonas Cook with gorgeous synth leads that add so much character and depth to the music. “Fuzzy Dunlop” featuring Abdullah S features some unsettling yet captivating strings that just sound great. “Better Or Worse” features fellow Copenhagen singer Nanna.B, who as usual provides soothing vocals to complement the tone of this album brilliantly. Remixes from Hector Plimmer (“Block”), Gerald Astor (“Pun Intended)” and I Kicked A Cloud Once (“92 Selena”) are a welcoming addition to the album. Overall, Shatter Hands impresses on this new release, and I’m intrigued to hear more of him in the future.
Listen to Shatter Hands’ Block And Tackle below via Bandcamp, and don’t forget to support! Released via Urban Waves Records.