Boomkat Product Review:
Recorded in Philadelphia between late ’16 and early ’17, ‘Moor X Jewelry - Crime Waves’ is a captivating collaboration between arch punk rap MC, Moor Mother, and producer Steven Montenegro a.k.a. Mental Jewelry.
In a fine echo of late ‘90s illbient and emergent avant-rap styles, with traces of artful broken beats and dub to boot, ‘Crime Waves’ effectively bridges avant-classical electronics and modern broken beats with swaggering, stinging lyrics that necessarily deal with the state of systemic violence and racism in USA right now.
In that context it might come as little surprise that HPrizm ov Anti Pop Consortium is on the record’s credit list (mastering), and the sound is effectively lodged somewhere between Tricky, Spectre, The Bug, and even earliest strains of the Hyperdub virus from Kode 9 or Burial.
This one’s a straight heavyweight.