Clams Casino has announced his long-awaited debut album 32 Levels, set for release on July 15.
The New Jersey producer also known as Michael Volpe, released his last mixtape Instrumentals 3, around three years ago and fans have been waiting for a full release ever since. In that time, Volpe has steadily built an incredible reputation as a producer through his work with some of hip-hop’s most important figures, like A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, ScHoolboy Q, Vince Staples, A$AP Ferg and even our mate Danny Brown.
Along with the exciting news comes the release of first single Blast, an atmospheric collage of vocal samples, set to dreamy synths and a cavernous beat. Every single note, every single sound heard throughout these two minutes and seventeen seconds is processed in a really interesting way; while the short song doesn’t have phrases or sections per se, every single sound within every single layer is incredibly interesting to hear. Listen to it a couple times over and you’ll discover even more.
Check out the track and it’s accompanying video here, as well as the album artwork.
32 Levels comes out on July 15 2016 via Columbia Records.
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