Hudson Mohawke's Lantern album was all set to drop on June 16 but got an early release in the form of an iTunes 'First Listen' a few days ago. (The album is still streaming right here for the time-being while the official release date is set for Tuesday.) Earlier today HudMo took to Twitter and live-Tweeted an extensive track-by-track breakdown of the whole record as fans listened along. 

In the Tweets he opens up about the Jhene Aiko collab, explains how one track is an ode to throwback Just Blaze and Kanye West beats, confirms that the whole album is free of rapping (for now at least), and way more. 

Check out a few of the better revelations below and head over to iTunes for the stream. 

The album opens with my little sister nina saying my name when she was just 8 or 9

— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) June 11, 2015

It feels like a film. its an album. not tracks.really worked on it being one big work that says everything i want to say.

— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) June 11, 2015

album represents the full passage of a day. This track is the dawn. This is the sun just coming up over the horizon.

— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) June 11, 2015

3 RYDERZ This is a beat acknowledging the classic old just blaze and kanye n jaydee i love

— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) June 11, 2015

ryderz for ruff ryderz

— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) June 11, 2015

We have another version of this with a rapper. Who knows when that’ll come out. If ever. But it’s the best shit ever

— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) June 11, 2015

for now, theres no rapping on this album

— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) June 11, 2015

11 RESISTANCE ft Jhene Aiko So this one is a beat I had as a tribute to glasgow - cause fatima yamaha was a proper Numbers after party tune

— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) June 11, 2015

she has something i sorta relate to - sitting on the left of pop. she doesn’t quite fit. stays quiet

— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) June 11, 2015