forknspoon Official Releases
The Rookie keeps things going with his fourth single this year. And what a year it’s been, tensions are up and staying “bulletproof” is crucial when navigating unpleasant social situations.
Freak Out Now
Yet another single from the Rookie, the third to be exact, is a true story to glean a lesson from, or not. It has nothing to do with our current affairs but everything to do with unprecedented situations.
The follow up to the Rookie’s debut is a jazzy, sassy second offering, delivering another round of wavy beats and relaxed rhymes reminiscent of a golden era. The lyrics and their delivery are the focus on this track.
The Warm Up
A nod to the boom bap sounds of a golden era, this debut single featuring DJ Asylum is a solid introduction to the throwback production techniques and quirky rhyme stylings of up and coming hip hop artist Rookie AM.
Lady in the Microfiche
Inspired by vintage technology, Lady in the Microfiche’s debut, self-titled work blends chilling yet catchy vocal melodies and traditional instruments with synthesizers and drum machines. They write songs about disappearance and obsolescence.
The Project for the New Dub Century
The follow up to Dub Showdown in the ComeUnity, the engineers and former band mates steer the controls in a new direction. This offering has a more spacey feel, hop on board the dub spacecraft and blast off with melodicas and synths.
Elements of rock and soul are combined to forge the sound of this group founded by singer, songwriter Josh Fischel (Rest in Peace). This massive undertaking is the only album recorded by The Fiction. Every single contributor is brilliant and the album shines as expected.
Beats from the Ground Up Volume 2
Drawing on decades of experience with the keys while remaining true to the sound that was developed on his initial outing, this volume delivers with lo-fi style beats and funky melodies. NatureboyRD is the real deal when it comes to that “golden era” sound, that is, if you were listening to the underground.
Dub Showdown in the ComeUnity
Former band mates and sound engineers Gary and NaturebuyRD square off at the controls to offer you their first Dub Reggae compilation. Dub Showdown was inspired by the spaghetti westerns of days past, it is an album that is full of echoes, bendy guitars among many more surprises!
Tao: The Way of Nature
NatureboyRD’s second official solo outing is a hip-hop concept album and spiritual journey inspired by traditional eastern instruments and the words of philosophers from around the world. These instrumentations and insights, sourced from an extensive vinyl collection, are the palette and NatureboyRD’s MPC is the brush, let your ears be your eyes.
Beats from the Ground Up Volume 1
The debut solo album by NatureboyRD, released more than a decade ago and still relevant to this day. To help define the jazzy, golden era vibe NatureboyRD utilizes his passion for vinyl and the MPC. Guest appearances by Dave Williams on trumpet and scratches by DJ Asylum help complete the sound. Looking for lo-fi?