2017-11-01 Crime Waves

Crime Waves

Crime Waves by Moor x Jewelry.

Bandcamp Link: Crime Waves

A collaboration between Camae Ayewa, aka Moor Mother, and Steven Montenegro, aka Mental Jewelry.

More than her other releases, the music on this release reflects trends in popular music, from both the US and the UK. I hear more influences of where the music formerly known as rap is today and/or grime/dubstep than on Ayewa’s other projects.

In some ways, I suppose it makes it a more accessible release. On the other hand, there is a lot of harsh language, not just in terms of subject matter. As regards the lyrical content, it is probably more repetitive and terse than on either her Moor Mother or Irreversible Entanglements projects. I suppose this reflects something more tangentially connected to popular music.

An interesting experiment, but I find it less compelling than either Fetish Bones or Irreversible Entanglements.

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