‘B&b is a collaboration between rapper/poet/vocalist Sean Braithwaite (MC Buzz B, Lion Rock) and producer Ben Ashdown (Truant, Showbanned) that was first conceptualised in 2009 as a “wouldn’t be nice if…” idea. Well they got round to it… and I’m really pleased they did.’
This is a stunning piece of music. It will exaggerate any mood you are in and I have listened to this several times now – still reaching for the repeat play button each time. I absolutely love the soundscape that is crafted from the ambience at the beginning through to the carefully constructed instruments leaving space for the vocals to sit, without being in your face or over bearing.
The production is brilliant, I really can’t fault it. The bass is round and weighty, the vocals are soft, yet clear and present, the drums hold the track together perfectly. There are not too many other instruments that try to take the lead or simply get in the way, this is one of the most organic piece of music I have heard for a while and I was so happy to come across it.
Here’s to hoping that this collective continue to produce and write music of this calibre, we could all benefit from sounds like this in our lives.
This is available on Aficionado Records and is part of a collaborative EP called – Good Measure EP Part Two, and is also available on vinyl.