|Chronicredeye - Ate My Prime Minister... CD [Demo]
This taster gets moving with Frontal Lobotomy which is a twisted and dark piano and strings backed track with a bit of a dancehall feel to the track and Red Eye's rapping. The track is about a bloke who is struggling with his mental state and how it is hard for him to fit into modern society. As stated the system is remorseless and there is a real political edge to the sentiments expressed.
Jah Children opens with the gentle vibing tones of singer Anna before Redeye gets busy over some minimal production. Practically beat less the main music is from some keys and sparkly piano. There is a real gentle vibe to the track which is like a Trojan horse as Red Eye slips in some deep contemplations under the radar. This is edutainment and should be the sort of thing our youth listen to rather than all the gangksta ish.
Gimme Da Mic starts off with some nice vocal cuts and a nice ringing snare, but perhaps this track is where Red Eye sounds least confident. Here he spits in a more conversational style which is more reminiscent of some of the earlier tracks I heard. For me Red Eye sounds a bit better which he flows with more feeling and energy, but equally this style is obviously chosen to fit in with the musical backing which with its piano turns out to be a lot more gentle than the initial vocal samples would have led you to believe.
The pen-ultimate track on this offering is Pollution which again features the tasty vocal delights of Anna, but moves the whole sound up in tempo into dance territory and for me doesn't quite work as much, most likely because I feel that this is a mish mash of styles which doesn't really live up to the potential in any of them. Red Eye again seems to be a touch too relaxed and drops into some basic flows which sound a bit dated now and more like a smoked up freestyle rather than a finished track. Sorry to have done this down as the content of the lyrics is again something of substance and should be ingested.
And finally the track to round off this CD is Today another more down tempo track which takes us back to what I feel are Chronicredeye's core ideals. Social commentary, with left thinking political espousals and verses railing against Babylon.
The album is going to be a self funded release which the crew have decided to put out due to the heat that they have been causing on the streets, but at the same time they are eager to hook up with a label that can hopefully help to take that next step on to greater recognition and exposure. They want to work with a label that shares their vision and can help them reach a wider audience. They are also always keen to build bridges with other artists and people involved in the culture. Be sure to keep your eyes out for these guys.
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