Ghostface Killah, producer Adrian Younge and executive producer The RZA sound like they have a monster project on their hands with 12 Reasons to Die (April 19), if this first single is any indication. The album is purported to be a marriage of three sounds: 36 Chambers era Wu-Tang, Portishead and Ennio Morricone. And add-on to that the auxiliary material:
The album will be available in various configurations including a standard CD, a deluxe double CD with instrumentals and a mini comic book, plus a digital deluxe version with instrumentals and digital comic book, multiple vinyl formats and a cassette. To visually flesh out the dark and gritty world of Twelve Reasons, Soul Temple Records has partnered with Black Mask Studios to produce a 6-issue comic book series and collected graphic novel featuring striking visuals and an intriguing dual-narrative structure with contributions from a host of stellar comic book artists.
Wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up being Ghost’s best project since Fishscale.