One of Bentley Records’ newest artists Katherine Appello emerges with a six-track album of unique instances of story-telling amidst an ongoing, engaging, delicate and distant soundscape.
The ever-poetic wordsmith Bricen Mac returns this summer with perhaps his most heartfelt & openly appreciative release yet. Directly addressing his father, presenting the song as a gift & a thank you, Dear Father brings back that quietly confident vocal tone, amidst a smooth & ballad-like, piano-led backdrop.
His poetry captivates right the way through. For such a gentle performance to have this effect is a softly mighty thing – Bricen Mac introduces himself as a motivated and subsequently motivational artist with a defiant level of purpose to his work.
Simple creative touches can be perfect as long as the sentiment & subject matter is being expressed in a genuine way. There’s a peacefulness to the music and a passionate energy to the vocal performance, creating a striking contrast that lets the message really sink in.
There’s a speech at the heart of it – a graduation style reminder of the depths of the world and our roles within it. In addition, the music has a certain hypnotic softness that fills the room in a soothing way.
Listening to Product Of Environment by MJangles will almost certainly inspire hope in you that, despite some current trends, the future of hip hop is in safe hands.
Fusing historical knowledge with real-time possibilities & accounts from today’s world – using his skills & creative endeavors to point out flaws in our society & to inspire positive change & togetherness.
Rhythmically, there was never a moment where I could figure out what was coming next. It was as if he was writing a stream of consciousness. Whatever he wanted to express, was expressed as soon as he felt it.