After a five year break exploring new sounds and building their personal repertoires, the dynamic duo of Eyedea & Abilities return with the follow up to their 2004 critically acclaimed sophomore album E&A. With biting guitars, fuzzy keyboards, melodic choruses, and some of their most intricate turntable work to date, By The Throat cuts right to the vein and advances far beyond Eyedea & Abilities battle tested history (winners of HBO Blaze Battle, Rocksteady, Scribble Jam and the DMC's). Throughout the nineties the duo played an important role in the development of the emerging underground Hip Hop scene alongside friends Atmosphere, Aesop Rock, EL-P, the Living Legends, Sage Francis, Blueprint and more. Always pushing the boundaries, Eyedea & Abilities have not only grown but have elevated their talents and once again successfully brought them together with By The Throat.
This album, and Rings especially, was the soundtrack to a hot hectic summer full of bedroom cannabis operations, police evasion antics, and smoking from wake to sleep. Those memories, along with this music, will be cherished as long as I live! Μaπ Β
Hadn't listened to P.O.S since college, but instantly recognized his voice on the speakers in a bar last month. Proceeded to have "sleeperdrone/superposition" shatter my world for the next 9 minutes. grimmnist
Absolutely amazing production. Unmatched. One of my favorite eyedea albums. Check out Carbon Carousel and the whole Rhymesayers crew if you like this, but definitely buy it. It's very much worth it, and the profits go, in part, to Michael's mother, Kathy. Sebastian Mellen