EMB005: Embrace the Filth


Artist MOLDY Ft Preston Murphy

Catalogue EMB005

Release Date November 30th, 2010

Distributed by ST Holdings, LTD.

Mastered by Dave Sharma

Words by Shortstack


Embassy Recordings returns with a two track release from one of the originators of stateside dubstep in Portland, Maine’s Moldy.  The release shows us two deep cuts which clearly establish the legitimacy of his Heavy Pressure concept.

A. Embrace the Filth ft. Preston Murphy employs the use of an upright that graced the hands of legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus.  The track teases a jazzy ambience with an electric keyboard over fierce stepper-oriented beats.  The tune drops hard with a pulsating bass indicative of the unpredictable temperament of Mingus himself.  The tune is carried by militant marching snares and angrily plucked basslines before dropping sharply back into a subdued dark funk.

B. On No Means To Smoke It Moldy offers us his trademark sound.  Starting with an appropriate vocal sample and dubbed-out melody, however does not waste time before exposing itself as one of the deepest grooves of the year.  Sparse percussion sits atop a rolling bassline in a call-and-response framework creating a hollow oscillation that pushes the track forward beside reggae tinged piano.