First Expanse

by Glass Cannon x Zen Griffey

P4KM4N 04:26
Tsunami 03:48


MalLabel Music is pumped to be bringing that rich Texan gold this week as ​Glass Cannon ​pairs up with ​Zen Griffey​ for ​First Expanse​, an exhilarating hip hop EP with future trap roots.

Glass Cannon is a trifecta boasting a powerful history. Drummer and producer Kasey Chestnutt and Eliaz Salaz III come from bluesy and metal backgrounds, and vocalist Holly Harper has key-trained herself to usher in mystical vocalism from beyond the void. No biggie. Self-described as ‘exploring bass music through a post rock lens’ the Glass Cannon sound is decidedly refreshing. The group first crossed paths in 2015, making the decision to pair with future-pacing MC Zen Griffey a timely one. ​First Expanse​ is a bold foray into live action ​trillwave​.

The album opens with the title track, filled with nimble and sultry psychedelic-fusion. This effortlesslyblendsinto​P4KM4N​ soaringwithatmosphericandnostalgicambiencethatwraps up with the heavy-crunching Migos-nudging ‘​Tsunami.’ ​First Expanse as a whole is refreshing and sublime. The entire album drips in with an electrifying live sensation that toys with muted cloud-rap and leaves it reconstructed.

Just in time for summer, First Expanse is the conscious and well crafted answer to muted rap and saturated sounds. We bet you a fiver it’s on repeat after the first round.

Artwork by Skulltrane
Mastering by Virulent Audio


released June 1, 2018


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