Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Small Taste of Good Things To Come

Silhouette Brown
Two  (Promo Release Tracks)

Release Date - February 8th
2000black Records

Silhouette Brown is back with their sophomore album, two, a perfect follow-up to their self-titled debut. Silhouette Brown guides us towards a new dimension for modern soul music with a distinctively London-esque flair, by combining jazz and nu soul. The masterminds behind Silhouette's production are Dego (2000black/4hero/dkd), Kaidi Tatham (Agent K/Bugz In The Attic) and the co-writer/producer Bembe Segue. two also welcomes Philadelphia vocalist, Lady Alma.

Lady Alma has appeared on countless club classics over the years, from Sylk 130's "When the Funk Hits the Fan" to Soul Dahmma's "Happy" and 4hero's "Hold it Down." In Silhouette Brown, we hear a full length recording of Alma's warm, distinctive voice and all her versatility.

The music on two brings Silhouette Brown into a relaxed, head-nodding soul groove, leaning towards hip hop. One obvious example is "Get With It," a song about unity and progression, featuring a guest performance by Brand Nubian's Sadat X. A myriad of subjects are explored on two, including suicide ("Leave A Note") faith ("Hear Them Often Say") and polar opposites ("Bitter Pills & Butterflies"). Also check out the guest appearance of the M.D Akwasi on the instant boogie anthem, "Strawberries in Vinegar."


Get sample tracks here Leave A Note  and here Constant Questions