One can never go wrong using sound clips from the original Matrix, especially when they are placed atop well-chopped, etherial piano samples, in order to prepare the context in which the following lyrics are to be found. On Ketamine, ATLAS plays with ideas of states of sleep and of being awake and how, for the artist, sometimes it may seem that the two overlap or intertwine. On the second verse, Tyler Nelson seems to be wrestling with some of the pitfalls that befall those who delve into the creative realm with reckless abandon. The depth of the lyricism on both emcees’ parts will certainly necessitate multiple listens to come close to fully understanding what ATLAS and Tyler Nelson are saying. Listen. Enjoy. Share.
Peace and Love,