Two years ago, Conrank’s album What’s a FKNG Conrank just narrowly missed inclusion in our Top Albums of 2019 list, only due to serious competition that year. Now, he returns with his next evolution, This Simulation’s Breached.
More than a collection of songs, this is a manifesto. Two years ago, when the dust had settled on What’s a FKNG Conrank, it was time to tell the world just what that is. The answer: a musician, a performer, a singer, a songwriter and a producer who has delivered a body of work that few would dare to dream of. The time had come for Conrank to grab the microphone and step out from behind the decks, spread his wings and take his music to the stratosphere. Writing and performing his own music and vocals, this is an exposé of Conrank the artist.
Like his debut, he has brought in a melting pot of talent. Long-term friend and fellow producer Buku joins in on the forward-thinking “Chasing Devils.” The dubstep doesn’t stop there, the legend that is Figure appearing for the powerful ‘Karma Restored’ and Pendulum affiliate KJ Sawka drumming up a storm on “Sound Burial.”
Supplementing Conrank’s own vocal action, Wreckno and Gardella demonstrate why they’re causing so much excitement, “Reddit” is a force of nature. To complete the story with one more contrast, dancehall legends Ward 21 step up to the plate for “21 Madness.” The drumstep-jungle hybrid is the perfect vehicle for one of the most distinctive acts from Kingston.
Check out the complete This Simulation’s Breached project below, out now on Circus Records.
Photo by Logan The Modifier