Lyrics & Delivery: 4.0/5.0
Overall Score: 4.0/5.0
Review by MrReesh - @ MrReesh - Follow the river baby, follow it.
You know what they say, nothing goes together quite like love and pain! So much so that on a non-physical, philosophical level, one could argue that without love there is no pain. But this is RAWFUNNYTRUE, the website dedicated to bringing you down to earth, utterly hilarious and accurate reviews of music, not some overpriced textbook on the proposed origin of man, so - would you want The Love & Pain EP as your partner in the upcoming zombie apocalypse? Yes, but I wouldn't trust him with all your antibiotics.
|I swear it actually doesn't get boring guys|
The Kaytranada remix, one of the best, has a sort of soulful garage vibe to it, painting the Love & Pain opus as more of a fun head-bopper, really making you feel the fun of the track rather than bogging you down in deeper meanings. Compare that to Ta-Ku's remix, which actually emphasises that dark feeling, with wonderfully strange sounds going on such as an "oo-ah-uh-oua-oh" riff and mysterious shuffling noise in the background which fits well, despite you having no Earthly idea what that sound could be. Meanwhile Mndsgn's remix uses Love & Pain to create a kind of ethereal, floaty instrumental, juxtaposed against luscious hard hitting hip hop elements, making a song which though sparse at times is very easily enjoyable. Tulpa's remix however is a masterpiece of composition, softly cut with Love & Pain riffs and and subtle instrumentation, clearly focusing on the love side of Love & Pain as by the end of it, you just really want a hug.
This EP is cool. It's one of those ideas that on paper sounds quite lame, but works well in practice. What it does is something few albums or mixtapes manage to do with such limited content: makes the music feel alive, changing - real. It's more of an experience EP than one you might listen to religiously, but that just makes it even more cool. Sure not all the remixes are as good as each other, but it is definitely worth a download, especially considering its non existent price tag.
My Top 3:
1) Kaytranada Remix
2) Tulpa Remix
3) Ta-Ku RemixDownload it here (direct link) though you can also download it from JMSN's official website www.iamjmsn.com, which is currently just a countdown clock.
Or, you can show some love by purchasing it on iTunes here.
Or just listen below!
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Original photo from sleeping guy "Sleeping Chinese Garbage Collector" by kongharald