The Alchemist - Cycles
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2021 Ratings: #800
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murderousmonk
75

This has been one of the most engaging and interesting first listens in a while. I'm a huge Alc fan, but I didn't even think he could compose something as raw and interesting as this. The Bravery alone just sounds like a mix of Alien: Isolation & Subnautica, like you're on the loading screen for one of the coolest games ever. I'm very intrigued and definitely hyped for the film.

bigbord
77

very chill and atmospheric score.

i love how even though The Alchemist is a hip-hop producer, he isn’t afraid to step out of his lane. this EP is a great testament to his talents and should be regarded as a bar to what he can accomplish. Uncle Al went fucking ham this year having produced/featured on a great number of projects like Haram, Bo Jackson, Super Tecmo Bo, shut the fuck up talking to me, This Thing Of Ours 1 & 2, GUMBO’!, Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Side B, and many more. ... read more

gaalmethon
40

yeah pretty for sure, but extremely derivative as well. a bit of daniel lopatin and sometimes a little of thom yorke's ambient stuff here, but mostly the alchemist doesn't have a distinct sound here. the only highlight here is "the bravery" with its speedy (near black metal) drums. other than that it's just good background music.

favs: the bravery

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Track List

1The Jump
2:56
2The Cold
2:13
3The Discomfort
2:34
4The Bravery
2:40
5The Void
2:26
6The Return
3:34
Total Length: 16 minutes
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Added on: November 8, 2021