On their self-titled debut, The Skull Eclipses, The Skull Eclipses open with a track based on steady drums, ambient vocals, and distorted flute, Botany creates a thriving scene of wisdom through perseverance on 'Yearn Infinite I.' This production sets up Lushlife to speak his truth on the album, which he does with strong lyrics that feature a harsh reality check: “give me a life full of heart breaks and heart aches, then give me the mic,” – from 'All Fall (ft. Def Rain.)'

Moving through the album, there is a noticeable theme in the production that uses African inspired percussion as a foundation for rhythmic progression. Botany layers atmospheric and spatial sounds on top of pounding drums for a fast-paced current that carries through the track list. This is especially prevalent on tracks like 'Pillars (ft. Baba Maraire & Felicia Douglass)' where Botany uses deconstructed vocals from the featured artists to create more complex levels.

The album moves into two powerful songs 'Encyclopedia' and 'Gone (ft. Open Mike Eagle.)' Emcee Lushlife gets political on Encyclopedia, “lost in the city bruh, drowned by the media / Burning up all they books from a new encyclopedia.” Lushlife brings raw vocal power to deliver his message heavy with themes of antiestablishment ideas. On 'Gone (ft. Open Mike Eagle)' Eagle speaks directly on the issue of police brutality and mentions the story of some that lost their lives: “having a toy gun and selling single cigarettes / and getting a snack when you wasn’t ready for dinner yet / dead.” Eagle specifically references Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, and Trayvon Martin with this line for an undeniable impact.

'Gun Glitters (ft. Lojii)' falls into a destructive path that exposes us to the reality of violence: “blow up the world if it was my decision, get leveled on my issues / Isolation, vinyl, simulation, patience, stimulation innovation down in the basement.” It’s as if The Skull Eclipses use this project as both a coping mechanism and as a way to call attention to relevant political themes. Lushlife and Botany team to address inner-city issues like drugs, sex, and violence to give audiences insight into their warped experiences. Additionally, speaking on their political views places them in the shoes of activists- artists who refuse to ignore the truth.

On its tail end, The Skull Eclipses approaches the calm track 'Yearn Infinite II' as a transition into the ending of a journey filled with transcending, vast beats by Austin-based producer Botany and fire infused rhymes that hit on personal narratives from Philly-based rapper Lushlife. The outro 'Spacecrafts in Rajasthan' closes the album with Lushlife spitting a few quick lines to remind us what he’s here to do: “spit the script to the hypnotized for the live ones” and the album takes its time to securely, slowly fade to quiet.