EAGLE NEBULA: SPACE GODDESS EP

April 20th, 2015 | Album reviews

EAGLE NEBULA
Space Goddess EP
2 22 PM Music

When I say that Eagle Nebula’s Space Goddess EP is the type of record that if it were released 30 years ago, may have perhaps sat in a few record bins undiscovered for a while, aging like wine, I don’t mean to be dismissive. I’m speaking to a sense of creativity earnest enough to feel like a personal mixtape. This could almost have been a tape from 1985, borrowing from Rammellzee and Roxanne Shante through a West Coast lens. The Inglewood MC finds a like mind in P.U.D.G.E.’s production, a steady boom-bap coloured in an electronic wash. Joints like the other-worldly “The Nebulizer” and the tough-as-nails “Gangsta Like Harriet Tubman” are the obvious lighting rods of attention on the EP but even the slow burning interludes burrow into your ears. Pop in the tape, and let the light baptize ya!

—sweeney kovar