EP: Tay Devenny x ฬเןl – arc

The last EP we heard from UK rapper Tay Devenny was his collaboration with producer Spacedtime and his newest release has him teaming up ฬเןl.  Considering the decently short length of the entire affair it’s surprising how substantial the entire listen sounds.  There isn’t a wasted second as most songs flow naturally into eachother with hardly any breaks between Tay’s chilled-out verses.  When Tay isn’t talking ฬเןl usually fills the negative space with samples from sources I have no idea about the origin of.  The samples give the entire listen a sense of cohesion which is further amplified by ฬเןl’s consistently airy beats that launch Tay to the clouds featured on the artwork.  What keeps many of these tracks from falling into colorless, cloud-rap monotony is how willing the artists are to jump into the next track without a moments notice.  Although Tay has demonstrated an ability to construct great hooks in the past, arc is all about his astral ponderings and day dreaming verses.  Besides early single “orange”, these tracks aren’t nearly as strong alone as they are bundled together and considering that this release is free there is no reason why you shouldn’t check it out.  Stream some of my favorite tracks below and listen to the rest after the jump.


pkelly94EP: Tay Devenny x ฬเןl – arc