Skyhooks

Label
The Weir
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
39:57

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Leave Me Alone ft. Champ & Natascha Eleonore 5:15 1,995
2 Run Before You Walk ft. Logan 4:04 381
3 Positive Vibes ft. Goodword 5:10 138
4 Who Knows ft. Teef 3:22 398
5 Corruption 2:13 178
6 Entropy ft. Atom 4:27 245
7 Dear God ft. Cymarshall Law 6:02 295
8 Rock Steady ft. Move.Meant 3:17 223
9 Hellfire 2:32 139
10 Cheyne Stoking 3:35 141

About this album

Skyhooks is The Weir’s first LP and like the title and cover art hint, it is an aspirational and fun record. The experimental compositions of his previous work continue with this record, creating the soundscapes for some truly talented vocalists. While uncompromising, Skyhooks is arguably his most commercial recording to date.

The opening track Leave Me Alone combines the rich storytelling of Move. Meant’s Champ with Natascha Eleonoré’s sultry vocals to produce a soulful, dense slice of Hip Hop. Sticking with the measured pace, Run Before You Walk uses a funky wah wah guitar loop as a basis for a head nodding track of mystical proportions introducing ethnic flutes and choirs to back up Logan’s tough lyricism and Frank Costa’s cuts and scratches.

The tempo ups a notch as GoodWord comes in over a bouncy orchestral track. Positive Vibes is a critique of the violent nature of hip hop and harps back to the fun that used to be evident in the music. The UK’s own Teef follows with the epic Who Knows with it’s layered synth led track that conjures a dark future ahead.
Side one finishes with the LPs first instrumental - Corruption. A deep spooky track with a Theremin lead.

Side two kicks off with the heavy soundtrack-esque Entropy, a mellow and emotive backing of simple piano and strings accompanies A.T.O.M’s religious and political vocals. Cymarshal Law contributes the acoustic guitar based Dear God that builds to a crescendo.

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