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Julian Rhine

No God Flow (digital single)

Review by Gary Hill

There is a sung, piano based movement that opens this. I’m not sure if it’s a sample from a different song or if it was specifically created for this. Either way, the female singer has a powerful voice and this section is inserted at different points in the tune. There is a longer version of it at the end, too.

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Track by Track Review
No God Flow

I like Julian Rhine’s rapping style. It should be noted, though that this might not be the kind of thing you want to play with kids around as it gets some serious parental advisories starting with the very first phrase of rap. If the title didn’t give it away, this is essentially an atheist hymn in terms of the lyrics. It has some powerful musical moments in the mix. There is a section with some processed (autotune or something like it) vocals later in the track. Normally I don’t like that. Somehow it works here. Overall, this is quite a cool cut. I like the whole thing a lot.

(Editor's Note - Music Street Journal is set up for the allocation of albums, not singles - particularly not one-song singles. So, in the instances, like this one, where we've covered single song releases, we've had to make some adaptations for formatting. In the case of this one, just imagine both track review and overall review reading as one set of copy. )

 
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