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Raleigh Moncrief – “Combed Over Chrome EP” (Obstructive Vibrations)

cover_raleigh_moncriefFar-Out Beats | E.T. getting weededed? Starship Enterprise floating above a field of ripely Marihuana shrubs? All this hand drawn and arranged in flashy colour in front of a space backdrop? The art on Raleigh Moncrief's enigmatic "Combed Over Chrome EP" did not made me hit the download button immediately but from the first noises I heard I was sure: this one is a doozie. And eventually, the artwork ain't too bad.


Raleigh Moncrief- "Goldrush (Chandeliers Remix)" (MP3)
Raleigh Moncrief- "Similies" (MP3)
Raleigh Moncrief- "Combed Over Chrome" (MP3)


Ah c'mon! I can't find out ANYTHING about neither "Raleigh Moncrief" nor the remixers (?) "Chandeliers" and "Dash!". Obstructive Vibrations, please! Moncrief is from Cali, is he? Everything I got is the private Myspace of designer Brandon Kalarney and these five tunes...

Well. "Combed Over Chrome" is massive. Spliffed-out and dirty. Fresh and experimental, yet catchy and compatible with any Hip Hop and Dubstep dancefloor. Astro Nautico, well-informed source for Bay Area Rap as usual, says "Hudson Mohawke and Matthew David had a baby and named him Raleigh Moncrief", and that's a good comparison indeed.

All five tracks are dope. While "Combed Over Chrome" features heavy beats and glittering synth arpreggios, "Goldrush (Chandeliers Remix)" focuses on IDM-ish melodies and baaad ass bass. With "Similies", Raleigh Moncrief fuses wobble-wobble Dubstep with an Old School Hip Hop beat and Mohawkesque synth leads. Timeless. Eventually, "Quiet Please" closes the chromo dance with a deep 'n' dirty piece of solanaceous Dubstep that equally sounds L.A. and London. OMG what a BOMB!

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Download: "Combed Over Chrome EP" (ZIP-Archive)
Netlabel: obstructivevibe.com

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Phlow-Author Bettina Rhymes This article was written on 30.October 2009 by Bettina Rhymes. Bettina Rhymes is the journalist alter ego of Sven Swift. Swift runs the established CDr- and Netlabel 12rec.net and acts as a Netaudio DJ every now and then. Next to his job at Phlow Mag, he writes reviews about free music at RUBored.org. Read more articles written by .

5 comments

  • this EP is seriously awesome! Lookin forward to more good sounds from Obstructive Vibrations

    Gravatar of Jason Sigal Jason Sigal said on
    30. Oct 2009 at 8:24 pm
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  • NICE! Love the lack of complete quantization. This stuff is CRAZY

    Gravatar of Quay Quay said on
    30. Oct 2009 at 10:49 pm
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  • yo jason, bet you know where i got the link to OV from... :)

    Gravatar of Bettina Bettina said on
    31. Oct 2009 at 12:08 pm
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  • Combed Over chrome is definitely the track that nods my head... awesome!

    Gravatar of Blunt Instrument Blunt Instrument said on
    25. Nov 2009 at 2:59 am
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