Throwaways Vol. 2 – Crixus (Free DL)

Its been a long time between releases for MC/Producer Crixus, but for fans of his individual style of honest, introspective lyricism, its worth the wait.

Throwaways Vol. 2 is the first full length release from Crixus since 2007 & the first release by newly formed Tasmanian hip hop label, Edge of the World Records. A hectic music schedule (& life) over the past 6 years, encompassing everything from resident club nights, regular radio appearances, national & international support slots, to quiet spoken word poetry nights in dingy cafes & published work in national poetry reviews has led to inevitable delays, but its finally here.

But this isn’t really an album per se.  It’s more a collection of songs worked on in downtime between other projects.  It consists of songs that were getting dangerously close to becoming obsolete & unfelt, remixes & collaborations that just didn’t fit snuggly enough into the cohesive artistic vision of other projects. Some songs have been heard before, but the vast majority haven’t been aired outside Crixus’ headphones, until now.

It’s a personal and cathartic journey through a few of the darker corners of Crixus’ mind. From the story telling social commentary of Grow a Pair & Danny to the obligatory breakup song with crooning vocals of Don’t Tell Me, Crixus has touched on all areas of the sometimes painfully honest spectrum. It’s songs of neglect, depression and loss, but more importantly, its songs to move on.

With all art & design handled by the talented Archibald M. Popes, Throwaways Vol. 2 comes together as a completely complimentary package. In the past Crixus has performed with pretty much a who’s who of Australian Hip Hop and was featured on Culture of Kings Volume 2 as well as the Awakenings Crew compilation amongst others.

Track 12 produced by Mdusu.
All other tracks produced by Crixus.
JP appears courtesy of Restless Productions.
Skurge0ne appears courtesy of Epicentre Productions.
All Art & Design courtesy of Archibald M. Popes.

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