Instrumental Relics

Clams Casino - Instrumental Relics
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April 24, 2020 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Pitchfork

Beyond the sound itself, Instrumental Relics is vital because it ensures, at least for now, that these instrumentals won’t become relics.

MySoftBulletin
100
To listen is to surpass oneself

This compilation encompasses the genius of the Cloud Rap pioneer. The album starts with the seminal I'm God, which has become a sort of legend in instrumental hip hop. The song has a transcendent quality to it that seems almost boisterous paired with the blasphemous title. I was introduced to this song with Lil B's opus 6 Kiss and have since seen it as pure magic. The song is timeless, it feels as if it has always existed, even before human intervention. The ... read more
notbuzzzila
100
PERFECT (AOTY 2020)

The latest Clams Casino compilation, Instrumental Relics, is basically flawless. It consists of some of the greatest beats ever recorded, including (but not limited to) All I Need, Swervin', Caves, Leaf, Crystals, Unchain Me, and of course, the legendary I'm God. It also includes a stunning companion piece to that last track, I'm the Devil, a haunting new take on the classic instrumental. Whereas Clams Casino's previous best project, 2012's Instrumental Mixtape 2 was a bit ... read more
Map
91
Oh my lord, this is so good what on earth. For starters, I'm God is the most beautiful piece of music I've heard in a long time, and every song on this is incredibly composed. Usually, I don't like instrumental albums or any instrumental music for that matter. But this is so well done the incredible energy surpasses the need for lyrics. AOTY contender.
laz456
85
Edit: Yep, it's going up. This kind of dreamy instrumental hip hop is so awesome, and this is about as good as it gets in that genre.

Man this record is addictive! These atmospheric, hypnotic beats are super great. I didn't know about this guy until now so for me all this is new material and it is hitting the spot! Please check this out I can easily see my score rising for this.
JAZZYCHIEF
84
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Track List

  1. I'm God
  2. I'm the Devil
  3. All I Need
  4. Swervin'
  5. Human
  6. Motivation
  7. Caves
  8. Numb
  9. Treetop
  10. Leaf
  11. Drowning
  12. Realist Alive
  13. Crystals
  14. Gorilla
  15. Unchain Me
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Added on: April 23, 2020