Cowbo Morsche and Postwar combined efforts to bring you Cowboi. Postwar is the rapper on this collaboration and Cowbo Morsche is a unique off-kilter artist who earned top albums honors last years with Sick Nap Idiot. The theme I found interesting. They mention: “Lyrically, when Postwar’s not reveling in his hedonism he's describing the prices he pays for it, which is subject matter that is consistent across both our catalogues.”
The album begins with the intense and dark “Cremation Therapy.” It’s quite an introduction to their sound. The drums are really distorted but in a good way which channels the energy of the song. I liked the aggressive flow which also combines killer production. It’s thematic, epic but also revels in subtlety. The transitions don't seem to stop which is very much an element of Cowbo Morsche.
The production of “Postwart” is pretty incredible as is the fast rapping. I felt like I was being chased in a cartoon in a never ending maze. The song goes in so many directions as well where most turns are unexpected.
“Age Restriction Software 2.0” is a little more chill but still there’s so much to pay attention to. A lot of the elements play around in the back of the mix and a good pair of headphones will really bring it out. There’s also an unexpected but soulful hook.
“Cold Cuts” brings up the energy. The songs are filled with interesting percussive elements and just another exceptional job melding the words and the production. “Tell A Veev!” starts with what sounds like monks and goes into an Eastern rhythm. It’s another new approach and one they pull off.
“Greener Pastures” is filled to the brim with elements. There’s also exceptional use of samples which sound like they are in the song, not just on top of it. I also liked the sped up bass parts which sound like Flying Lotus. They somewhat chill again with “Officer Eric” and end with a somewhat silly sounding song entitled “Stuttering Problems”with old vaudeville type music.
I loved this collaboration and the album which will be available this Thursday. Cowbo Morsche has always made music I enjoyed but this collaboration felt like a perfect match and rivals some of the most unique hip-hop artists like Run The Jewels. If you want avant garde hip-hop that isn’t afraid to cross boundaries then this is for you. Highly recommended.
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