Last year, Professor Brian Oblivion dropped a gem of a 45 on us. Coming out of nowhere, this boom bap influenced producer let us in on his sound, and the sound was fantastic. Good music takes some time, and here in 2014 PBO releases his next 45 “Like This” b/w “Caution” on the Clockwise label available 11/25. This will be the lead single from his up coming full length, Dissertations Vol.1, an all instrumental record we are chomping at the bit to hear over here at FMF. PBO is in demand, and has recently contributed his production to Homeboy Sandman’s record Hallways , along side Oh No, DJ Spinna and Jonwayne. This is some good company to be in. Oblivion uses an MPC, turntables, and a deep sound library of soundtracks, world music, funk, soul, psych rock and everything in between to get his signature sound. Forget all the cookie cutter beats that are in your face all day, this is something different. We would like to call it next level.
“Like This”, is a heavy drums right from the get go, with some spooky synths that play along nice with the percussion. Upbeat, it has a late 60’s mod/ psych feel to it, and you have to do a double take to realize this is a sampled record not a live band. The drums speak for themselves, and PBO lets us know there’s no ice cream sound here. The flip, “Caution”, is a moody trip down the lane. Library music meets soundtrack, Alan Hawkshaw would be proud. And this guy is his own one man band. It’s got a KPM feel to it, and both tracks could easily be slid into a TV show or film background for added flavor to each. PBO is on to something, and pretty soon you all will be on his full length. If it’s anything like these past two 45s, we are all in for a treat. “Like This” is in limited copies and comes with a hand stamped Clockwise record sleeve. A welcome edition to your record box and collection, PBO has done it once again.
Pre-Order the record from Fat Beats here.