For one thing, this promo displays an innovative style of music. I’ve never seen hip-hop mixed with jazz, rock, and new age so effectively before in any of producer. I’d compare this work to those of Moby, Roni Size, Fatboy Slim, Digable Planets, and El-Producto of Company Flow.
Aside from just being enjoyable, the music is very inspirational. Me, being a painter, I try to listen to music to spark thoughts and emotions in my mind. I frequently put this EP on continuous play in my stereo while I try and conjure up ideas for art.
As far as a track-to-track summary:
“Never Ending Journey” is my favorite joint on this EP. The slow speed really has me “feeling” the song, not just listening to it. The vocals were excellent, as well.
“Floor Density” I think combines some nice, expressive vocal samples with some good hip-hop components, like scratching, and the jazz is there with the hi-hats.
“Emerald Longevity”, I thought, lacked substance in the production. I kept waiting for that extra bassline. The present sounds were great, like the pianos.
“Finding Flaws With Perfection” is most definitely not my style, but looking at this from far away, it really shows his diversity as a producer. I’m never a rock fan, but I feel he did this well.
“District 6” is my second favorite, and I listen to it all the time. It’s something I’d expect to hear on the radio or on television. Everything sounds so professional and the guitars are excellent. The vocals are beautiful, too.
To sum it up, the EP is an extraordinary exhibit of diversity. As far as production, this guy is killing it. He’s touched down on most forms of music on this promo. I’d love to see what kind of damage he could do on a full-fledged hip-hop beat.
Reviewed By Jeff – RhymeLife.Com