Artist – Texture
Single- Robocoppppp/ 3rd Eye
Genre – Hip-Hop/Chemical Poetry/Cyberpunk
Label – This Is Not Pop
Exquisitely pepped over the current new double-barrelled single, Robocoppppp/3rd Eye release from Chemical Poet/Rapper, Bram E. Gieben aka Texture. The exclusive 2-track single offers up boisterous beats by Asthmatic Astronaut and Medulasa and a FREE DL with the ILLVMINATE: KATAKANA TEE which dropped 29th of last month.
Texture promises to deliver an album imminently on independent label, This Is Not Pop http://thisisnotpop.bandcamp.com and is set to perform live at the forthcoming, Southside Fringe Night, May 10th in Glasgow’s, The Icebox Arts And Music Centre.
In authentic Bram E. style, the current single ‘Robocoppppp’ packs a fresh punch in the gut, offering an intellectual edge and acute awareness of both self and society, interwoven throughout a highly imaginative, futuristic narrative that deepens the dynamic of the rap flow and intensifies the atmosphere onto complex, inventive new levels. The track articulates a kind of confrontational determination and offers up a fight for truth, as well as boldly rapping about his methodology and functionality in creative and social spheres.
The beats are robust, just like Robo Cop! and the nostalgic feel is accentuated with Nintendo game bleeps and beeps, placed around samples extracted from the Robocop film itself. I love the contrast of a visionary, futuristic portrayal wrapped around visual nostalgia, there are some things we just love to hang onto from the past, Nintendo and Robocop is most certainly two of them!
Also within this track, Texture casts motivational light beams onto the, Black Lantern Music Clan, a reference to Black Lantern records, a Scottish independent label in which Bram founded a decade ago, releasing exceptional hip-hop, electronic and experimental music. https://blacklanternmusic.bandcamp.com/
The second track on the single, 3rd Eye has been delayed, but will soon be released over on Bandcamp.
I look forward to working with Bram over the next few days, in regard to providing him with press kit photographs. He is a magnificent inspiration and I feel motivated and honoured to provide a creative shoot to encapsulate his mood and energy as an artist. His last album release was titled ‘Elevate’ an album which made a massive impact on me and will always be one of my most listened to albums within my collection. Here is an absolute favourite of mine from his album ‘Elevate’ titled ‘Hungry Ghosts’ where he collaborates with p.Wreaks. One of Bram’s most symbiotic rap/spoken word comrades.
Please keep up to date with Texture and his creative ventures. He is an immensely purposeful creative driving force with in the Scottish Music scene and beyond!