After releasing 2008’s “From Now Until Forever”, Astonish returns with a vengeance. The “AstonishinglyOdd Project” is a powerful 15 song album which truly captures the range an artist like Astonish embodies. He took a couple years to hone his already trademark sound and elevated it to another plateau.
Astonish has found an incredible balance between melody and lyricism; never sacrificing one for the other. The “AstonishinglyOdd Project” is filled with life stories, punch lines, witty lyricism, and melodic hooks. Astonish demonstrates why he’s one of the best young lyricists in Hip-Hop today. From the very beginning of the album you feel his clear cut flow hitting every pocket of the track like a true professional. This album has something for everyone.
“Trees” finds Astonish explaining the ups and the downs of these past couple of years over Odd Couple production. He recounts on lost friendships, chasing the dreams, and the strength of his family; yet he manages to tie it all in together with an incredible hook that will not easily leave your mind after you listen to it. On “ Shine Like Dilla” (the first single from the album), Astonish brings forth lyricism and melody in a way only a few can do. Punch line after punch line, this song will captivate the Hip-Hop listener, and the hook will demonstrate the range in Astonish’s song writing abilities. From “Fill Up the Room” to “Living Comfortable”, Astonish does an impeccable job at creating music anyone can feel and enjoy.
Astonish may have taken a couple years off to create this project, but he’s back like he never missed a beat.
Album: The Astonishingly ODD Project
Relase Date: 12/13/11
Label: Molemen Records
Mixed & Mastered by Alex Baez for Goodlife Studios
Guest appearances by: Scheme, Lungz, Jay Vega, Reap, Myles J, Jessica Jasmin, J Dott Trife, E-Class Eppi, Decay
Production by: Panik, Jay Vega, CRZ Beatz, Odd Couple, Taavi Haapala, O-Zone, Oddisee
Free Download Tracklist:
1. All I Need (Intro) (Prod. by CRZ Beatz)
2. Summertime Chi feat. Myles J (Prod. by Jay Vega)
3. All That I Got (Prod. by Oddisee)
4. Feel Good feat (Prod. by Jay Vega)
5. Trees (Prod. by Odd Couple)
6. LSD feat. J Dott Trife & Lungz (Prod. by O-Zone)
7. Shine Like DIlla (Prod. by Taavi Haapala )
8. Hire feat. Reap & Jessica Jasmin (Prod. by CRZ Beatz)
9. Fill Up The Room (Prod. by Oddisee)
10. Full Room (Interlude) (Prod. by CRZ Beatz)
11. Samo feat. Scheme & E-Class Eppi (Prod. by Wes P)
12. Saw Myself feat. Jay Vega & Decay (Prod. by Oddisee)
13. Living Comfortable (Prod. by Panik)
14. Lord Forgive Me (Prod. by Jay Vega)
15. Hip Hop (Prod. by Jay Vega)
Astonish - The AstonishinglyODD Project by Molemen