Wrath of the Triton

There’s a war going on no man is safe from.  And in this competitive musical climate, producers are making sure that they are armed to the teeth with different styles to satisfy us all.  Or armed to the beat in this case.  But what makes a beat work?  Is it the rhythm of an awesome song that makes it work? Perhaps an orchestral string arrangement or blaring from a jazz horn section? Is it the layers and layers of hand picked sounds added to accent the right touch?  Or is the composition’s foundation from echoing boom of a bass drum and a sharp bap of snare? It’s all of the above.  And for most of the time in the music world,all of this happens before a verse is even mentioned. Cali producer Nyle Bay (known as Wrathmatics) delivers more than a handful of these grenades on his, debut solo album 40eighty.

Paul Spliffington. [nice] welcomes you with help of a studio audience to a laid back horn loops.  A soulful old man’s howl and a RZA chanting ‘now I see everything lend their voice to fill in the breaks.  The tempo of the project speeds up with a xylophone laced Fortress.[brake]. We slow back down to a beautifully chopped piano roll in very dark.[as well].

Charcoal.[heart] toggles between vocal crooning and yelps from what seems like a chanting alderman. Eye Been [watching].  The guitars in the somber Look at Me from the 70’s folk group Bread is flipped into a staggering boom bap beat in prequel.[blink].  Wrathmatics then flips again in the less hectic sequel.[wonder]. Bay breaks out an echoing live drum-set  to accompany the plucking of a guitar on the arguably hottest song of the batch, Eye Been.[watching].

With an arsenal of various styles on 40eighty and a mortarboard of music on deck, Wrathmatics is ready to implode your ear buds.  You can hear his music here.

by L.A.