Beautiful Eulogy is a Portland, Oregon-based group consisting of rappers Braille, Odd Thomas and Courtland Urbano. With an album that is made up of songs by Beautiful Eulogy (and one by Propaganda), this 11-track project is a phenomenal introduction to both underground hip-hop and also to the excellence of the three artists lyrically and in production and beats. The introductory track beautifully illustrates our purpose on earth and our desire to be with God. "Exile Dial Tone" is one of the most accurate and insightful vocal illustrations of being in this world but not of it. Absolute lyrical brilliance. Throughout the album there is production that is contemporary, underground and brings elements of digging (cutting up old records), mood, style and timing shifts, along with synth and live-feeling soundscapes. "Anchor" and "Cello From Portland" are both hip-hop shoegazing. "You Can Save Me" with Marz Ferrer is a clear and powerful message of how God alone can restore and save us. The final track "Lofty" speaks of God and his creative craftsmanship. The same phrase could and should be applied to this album.
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Beautiful Euology introduces a distinct and directive sound that's driven by a desire to worship and glorify the God of the Bible, based in the context of its members' hip-hop roots and shaped by influences like electronic music, folk songs and old hymns. "SELECTED SONGS" is a collection of their favourite works to date. The tracks harbour fresh sounds, featuring loops of new beats that stick to the lyrics like glue. Beautiful Eulogy continues to be consistent in their collaborative works and are undoubtedly blessed to produce something that's cohesive, poetic, and undeniably beautiful from beginning to end.