I spent all of Monday afternoon listening to the first two mixtapes from The Weeknd, House of Balloons and Thursday. There’s enough quality material there that I really didn’t anticipate the final part of the trilogy would come before the end of the year but Echoes Of Silence is here and downloadable. 2011 has sure been a prolific year for Abel Tesfaye.
First impressions: it opens with a cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Dirty Diana’, features lots of big crashing drums, Abel Tesfaye’s golden voice saying lots of “ooooohs”, production from Clams Casino on ‘The Fall’ and won’t frighten you if you dig the other two mixtapes. Get it here.