Straight up classic slaps from the West Coast! Producer Professor Brian Oblivion hits us with the serious MPC business on The Dark Realities Of The Moment. Think vintage Shadow if he had kept on digging through those dusty 45s. In an ear of bloopity blop laptop beats and future forward freakouts it's refreshing to hear some no frills sample based beats. There's plenty of funk and soul to go around for the whole family. Oblivion works in a smattering of hip hop vocals to breath some life into the proceedings while flexing his skills on the ones and twos. The mood is rather light despite the album's foreboding title, so don't let the darkness turn you away. Roll one up and prepare to get lost in Professor Brian Oblivion's Dark Realities!
- music label: Clockwise Records 2011
reviewed by Le Haim 06/2015
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