The Homecoming

by Fundamental Elements

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This latest effort contains production from Vegas Aces’ Cam Bluff, Species and Pleura and track cuts from special guest, Johnny Love.

The first track, EP-titled ‘THE HOMECOMING’ finds F.E. loading one into the chamber, opening behind some tight brass instrumentals and boom bap beats provided by Cam Bluff as MCs, Species and Pleura let it be known where they’re at as artists on every bar.

‘INDEPENDENCE’ finds the duo describing their hustle as not unlike most of hip-hop’s fans in an independent world. The EP’s second single spins off an old platter, with rolling hooks and classic rap samples throughout, painting a dusty soundscape as the boys take hip-hop fans on a nostalgic trip back to hip-hop’s golden era. This track truly stands alone with real replay value.

Proving real maturity and dexterity to their game, both MCs show their skills on deck to producing three of the tracks from The Homecoming. Here they delve into topics of global awareness, identifying issues and debating the big questions on ‘PROBLEMS’ which harbours the female touch of Emma Dyson serenading throughout this smooth keyed track.

‘TRUTH IS A BITCH’ brings the subject back home to the domestic front. Both MCs go hard laying down all liars, fakers and those serving to better themselves at the mercy of others on all levels from personal experiences to those of the ruling classes with real angst on behalf of us all. On the boards, Species provides a haunting backdrop of chopping pianos to frame the frustrations felt on this one, breaking things down to finish in an all-out climatic scratch outro.

The last track found in the MCs’ scope is ‘MIDNIGHT SILENCE’ which creeps in, looping the piano to roll out into this long and building ballad to close out the EP. Species and Pleura bring home both the theme of the project and provoking theories that they’ve broached, while samples of legendary duo Gangstarr beautifully caps off each verse providing lasting afterthought in a polished effort by this Bris City outfit.

The Homecoming shows the seasoned MCs back at doing what comes naturally to them; lyrically firing off rounds of rhyme to hold listeners hostage to their honest and humble approach to politics, hip-hop culture and life itself.

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released April 26, 2013

Recorded @ Clockwork Studios by Species & Pleura
Mixed @ Clockwork Studios by T.Pearson
Mastered by Joe @ Crystal Mastering
Artwork & Layout by Drake Designs
Logo by Ben @ April 77

Copyright 2013 Clockwork Records

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Fundamental Elements Brisbane, Australia

Fundamental Elements have long shared a vision to put the Boom-Bap back into a local rap scene that has, at times, somewhat lost focus. Both rappers have been able to cage the energy of a live gig and hype of a full house in the studio and unleash it through their recordings. ... more

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