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
laz456
95
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.
bub_
98
Clams Casino is dope as fuck and no doubt one of my fav producers. He has established such a unique sound. The sound I’m talking about is executed to perfection on honestly almost every one of these tracks.
but the intro.. I’m God is insane. Aside from being sonically incredible. The nostalgia that I get from listening to it and the things I associate it with - it’s a masterpiece.

Any rapper that decides to spit on a Clams beat is up for a challenge because of his unorthodox ... read more
thiefofprose
96
Normally, the only atmospheric music I pump into my ear-holes has the words "black" and "metal" following the "atmospheric". But I'm really glad that the reviews here convinced me to sit down and listen to this.

My musical tastes generally fall into three categories:
1. It Make Me Dance
2. It Make Me Do Stink Face and Punch The Air
3. It Make Me Think Real Hard About Shit

This one falls solidly into category 3, but it still gets me moving often so let's call it ... read more
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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