For The Ancients
- Fight Music
- EU - Original
Raw Collective, a twelve-piece Hip-Hop, multi-instrumental extravaganza from Wellington who have teamed up with Flight Music Records and released their debut album For the Ancients.
This monumental project was inspired by the bands love of history, the cosmos and psychology, plus their feelings and philosophies on the world. There is a deep and personal connection to everyone involved it seems “Each track reflects a different side of the psyche, a celebration of our personal struggles, of our friendships, and the music we’ve worked so hard to create!”
Ten original tracks of funk infused hip-hop taking inspiration from many influences and genres.
For The Ancients is a mix of the old with the new, a feeling of soulful energy with clever rhymes. Memorable and honest storytelling to a hip-hop beat. Enriched by the sexy sound of a brass section. At times almost crossing boundaries into smooth folky grooves.
Track one Into The Shadows, kicks things off with the cool sound of brass and a taste of what is to come with some very clever rapping from Raw Deezy and sweet dulcet tones of Moira.
As you weave your way through this album, the sounds of saxophones, trumpet, trombone, bass, guitars and drums resound in a full toned and captivating manner.
This is a complex album, where no attention to detail has been spared. It is confident and slick. Creative, theatrical and memorable with a solid beat which will get you up dancing from track one.
Crowd favourite 'Smash The Grips' is on there at track number five. This is the song which started my admiration for this band. Pull no punches lyrics to a massive beat… “Even Gods have habits”
The rich, complex and velvety sounds combined with that slick hip-hop beat just keep coming at you. Like an epic assault on your senses in the best possible way. My personal picks on this album are The Self (Part 1) a glorious jazzy number with Moira on vocals. This seaway’s effortlessly into The Self (part 2) incorporating the rap element and some cruisy guitar.
For The Ancients is a straight up outstanding achievement, which I personally cannot find fault with. There are many different layers to this album, you may peel each complex layer back, but you will still end up with “the hip-hop skeleton”.
“It is timeless, even monumental, like the pyramids”
This is a crowdfounded releases, meaning that the release date is especially preliminary and can be postponed due to various external factors!
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|A3.||Don't Leave Your Luck|
|A4.||All I Know|
|A5.||Smash The Grips|
|B3.||Lick Pt1 & 2_Vinyl PM|
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