Sunday, March 30, 2014

Double Vision (Ra)w Form EP Review


Nothin to Lose is a track that utilizes deep and dark production, creating a Three 6 or B.O.B. sound for the backing beat, while the flows themselves very between Del the Funkee Homosapien, J. Cole, and XV. The track is catchy while not eschewing the street aspects of rap. The lyrical flow is incredibly tight and complex, while keeping things interesting for those that are looking for music similar to that experienced on rap rotation. All is Love slows things up considerably while keeping the same echoing grandeur that was originally present during Nothing to Lose. The track has hints of Nas and Common along with the same lyrical complexity of a Pharcyde. The track continues to increase tempo until it skillfully approaches the chorus, and spins to a close as deftly as it opened.

Between Those Thighs is bipolar in the sense that it unites the airy and atmospheric parts of the initial half of the EP along with a much more dark and guttural beat. The shuffling and bass-heavy aspect of this track separates it from the rest of the cuts on (Ra)w Form and provides listeners the boost that they need to complete the disc.

Hello, Goodbye is the final track on the (Ra)w Form mini-album, and it hits extremely hard. Double Vision have crafted an EP that is strong from opening to close, and in doing so, will make fans out of listeners. Visit their Facebook or Twitter for more information about the act and the tracks that they will be releasing through the remainder of 2014 and into 2015.

Top Tracks: Nothin to Lose, Between Those Thighs

Rating: 8.4/10

Double Vision (Ra)w Form EP Review / 2014 Self / 6 Tracks / /