Clammyclams just dropped his second mix (see: album) yesterday for free by way of a Zippyshare link in a Tweet he posted. Everyone’s favorite no-name New Jersey producer and beat maker has, in fact, made quite a name for himself setting the tone for tracks by such artists as A$AP Rocky and Lil’ B. While personally not a huge fan of straight up rap music, I love soulful vibes, exotic tones, and dark bass anthems, so I had to give this one a whirl. At fourteen tracks and featuring the instrumental version of Lil’ B’s “I’m God” and several remixes of chillwave staples like Washed Out and Lana Del Rey, Instrumental Mixtape 2 boasts more than just a few stunners. What really gave me whiplash upon my first listen and my second rumination was the abject desolation present in the first half of the mix, which is composed mostly of original compositions for A$AP Rocky. The underground hip-hop machine that is Clams Casino really gives peers like Mux Mool and Rimar a run for their money when it comes to the conveying the sound and feeling of sheer romantic doom. Smooth as they are, jams like “Wassup”, “Human”, and “One Last Thing” leave not a sliver of light with which to illuminate the waste that has been lain with slow coming, creeping, pounding beats that would cause even Holy Other to ejaculate prematurely. Adhering notably to the Tri Angle formula, the album conjures up sounds and images of disembodied voices materializing to breathe smokey voodoo hymns that waft throughout a dead, nameless land rife with fallout. The ragged production in this new full-length entry is immaculately fucked up beyond repair, and packs so much force behind its punch, that it’s impossible to recover from the blows it lands over, and over, and over. Just when you think the gun at the knife fight is out of bullets, “I’m God” comes on. Holy god. Do tha right thing, and enjoy the instrumental track for Mac Miller’s “One Last Thing” and then grab your absolutely free download of Clams Casino’s Instrumental Mixtape 2 right here right now. Take the day off of work, cancel all of your appointments, and turn the electricity way up, because I think this experimental doom-hop masterpiece may just unseat Jay-Z.