Gritty, warm, gnarly and at times quite beautiful; “Remixes, reboots and alternative versions” is both a remix- and original effort from first time collaborators Abstract Artform. Mumbles and Co-pilot.
“Remixes…” started out as just what it sounds like; a remix album. Using a microphone, a loop-pedal and one 15-watt amplifier Mumbles put together rough remixes of tracks lifted off his friend, Winnipeg prairie-rapper Abstract Artform’s album “As the Crow Flies”. Enter Co-pilot; with who’s sincerely dope and playful cuts, amongst other additions to the mixes, the sound of the album broadened.
What started out as a simple and rough remix album soon bloomed into a dynamic and diverse folk-blues-hip-hop-album and the random collaboration turned into a three-piece project with thought out plans for the future. The track list contains both alternative versions of previously released songs by Abstract Artform, and original – previously unreleased songs made by Crows: as a three-piece.
On December 10th Crows: released their first video for the song “As the Crow Flies”. The track is a down to earth tale of family, love and the circle of life. (link for video can be found at bottom)
As the Crow Flies – Crows: / link: http://youtu.be/ygmlYx8npxE
“Remixes, reboots and alternative versions” contains remixes and alternative versions of songs previously released on Abstract Artform’s solo album “As the Crow Flies”, as well as original- and instrumental tunes.
Crows: “Remixes, reboots and alternative versions” is available in digital format starting today on (bandcamp) and CDs will be released Feb 20th.
This is the first official video hailing from the three piece “Crows:” project, made up by Abstract Artform, Mumbles and Co-pilot.
“As the Crow Flies (raw, pre-mix version)”
“Crows: remixes, reboots and alternative version” started out as a simple remix project but grew beyond that within a few months of production.
The first “Crows:” album will contain both alternative versions of songs originally released on Abstract Artform’s latest full-length piece “As the Crow Flies”, as well as original tracks and instrumental music composed by Mumbles and Co-pilot.
Title: “As the Crow Flies”
Project name: “Crows:”
Album name: “Crows: remixes, reboots and alternative versions”
Album release date: January, 2014
Label: Ol’ Roy Records
Studio shots by: Mark Alberto // firstname.lastname@example.org
Edited by: F.O.L. // email@example.com
For more info, press etc. send an email to: Deerolroy@gmail.com
December 1st CROWS: As The Crow Flies remixes, reboots and alternative versions.
Abstract Artform x Mumbles x Co-pilot have joined forces to bring you a redux of the As The Crow Flies album available December 1st.
Stay tuned for more information.
Abstract Artform is fresh off a month long tour to Halifax and being away from making beats was getting him antsy so now you have 20 new instrumentals for your ears to get things rollin’!!! Hit him up online @AbstractArtform on Twitter or via Facebook!
After a crazy summer of touring, releases and natural disasters – both via Abstract Artform’s ‘As The Crow Flies Tour’ and The Movement Fam’s #RoadTrippin‘ Summer Tour 2013 – we can finally cool out and drop this video on y’all.
The second show of Abstract Artform (Shea Malcolmson), Relic (Rel McCoy) and Ambition’s (Joseph Ward) tour landed them in Montreal, which happened to be Cee and Notion‘s (Bradley Notion Thorn) tour kick off. And since they were all in town at the same time, it was only right that the boys linked on a cut, so they enlisted Shane Russell of 9Block Productions to get behind the camera and make it all happen.
Produced by Abs himself, ‘Perfect Definition’ is the culmination of a cross-Canadian Hip Hop movement – Abstract is from Winnipeg, Ambition hails from Halifax, DJ Grouch (who graciously laced the track with his signature cuts) reps Toronto, and Cee is posted up in Montreal. The choppy sample is complemented by tough deliveries, solid bars from all three MCs and Grouch’s Primo-style hook puts the nail in the coffin. Hip Hop at its rawest, y’all.
The video was shot on picturesque Rue St. Denis right before the show at Cafe Chaos on June 14th. DJ Grouch didn’t make it to the 514 so he wasn’t able to be in the video, though you can catch a guest appearance by the homie Relic
behind the decks.