Aquabatics | Analog Transmission

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Analog Transmission

by Aquabatics

Underground hip hop with intuitive wordplay, accompanied by the mellow grooves of live instruments.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Underground Rap
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Welcome To The Movement
3:11 album only
2. Maple Leaf
3:56 album only
3. Bill Of Rhymes
5:51 album only
4. Caught Up
4:43 album only
5. Wilting Of A Rose
4:35 album only
6. Blooming Of A Rose
4:44 album only
7. Rule Of Thumb
4:49 album only
8. Broken Pride
6:06 album only
9. Corkscrew Chronicles
5:04 album only
10. Employees Must Wash Hands
3:52 album only
11. Fallen
7:03 album only


Album Notes
Using their musical roots of rock, jazz, funk, and soul as a canvas for intuitive wordplay; Aquabatics creates a diverse, unparalleled dimension of hip hop sound waves sure to please any listener. Emerging from the historical Church Hill district of Richmond, VA, they have managed to spread their music throughout the city and state by word of mouth, and numerous live shows. Holding true to the essence of hip hop culture, Aquabatics never fails to break new barriers at each one of their gatherings without tarnishing the silver lining. Analog Transmission is one album sure to please any true hip hop listener.



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Brad at CD Baby

Upon first listen, the tracks laid down by this Richmond, VA six piece sound like straight up, solid, hard hitting hip hop. Delve a little deeper, and wha- are those live drums? They are. And they lay the grooves that the rest of the group sinks into, taking the music in funk and jazz driven directions that work perfectly for the two lyrically ambitious MC's. Balancing out the traditional hip hop side of things, the songs are peppered with slick cuts on the turntable, adding a sometimes gritty juxtaposition to the smooth bass lines and the more mellow guitar riffs. It's a group effort, and through the 11 tracks, you can see how comfortable the collective is in challenging themselves with content, both lyrically and musically. "Rule of Thumb" starts off with an unassuming acoustic progression, and eventually builds into a tight groove that matches the intensity of the lyrics. "Fallen" is a great song to end the album with, riding a tight funk rock feel with cuts all over it, keeping the MC's working until it segues into a loose breakdown at the end. It's tough to pull of great live band hip hop, but these guys make it happen.