Keywords: Lobit, Hardcore, Rap
Reviewer: Alex Spalding
The NORTHAMERICANHARDCORE net label, ran by Overthruster, was the first label to ever release anything of mine. This was back when I used to primarily be doing very lobit harsh rhythmic noise… naturally, I thought I’d spread some of the love back. I decided I’d review this album as it has the weird distinction of being the first thing I ever downloaded from a net label ever. It’s pretty surreal hearing it again, and makes me realize just how long ago 2006 was!
The album begins with ‘Conceptualzie’. A bit of rhythmic lobit bass kick rumbles in the low frequencies. Then there’s a snare added, a high pitched frequency… vocal samples come in, “I am the DJ!”, and a huge amount of distorted bass is piled on. I hear a twangy sound, probably electronic. The music later on gets even more confused and corroded, though I think I can hear choirs or vocals of some kind.
‘Insurgnt Jazz’ sounds like a bassy triangle wave sequence, with a touch of swing to it. A clipped up hi-hat / noise sound comes in, followed by a snare and brass hit. Loads of bass on this one, as well as some sampled rap vocal track about how record labels are shit.
‘Whiggrz On D0pe’ is a totally distorted mess that I think is mostly just some samples repeated, with a lobit chip overlay! It gets pretty funky once the samples drop off for a bit, though.
Last is ‘Bubb0r’. It’s got some lobit floating synth chords, then some distorted-as-fuck rhythms come in. There are more vocal samples that work pretty well with the crashing distorted shit. It also gets ultra funky after awhile…
… so yeah, this short album is absolutely ridiculous, but it is fun to listen to! Here’s a link to the direct download: