Merging synthesizer sounds inspired by Astronomy and robust hip hop beats, The Liftoff is an album that is exciting and original. You can hear samples from NASA space travel,snippets of conversations, as well as captivating chords that will surely open your mind.
Who is Imagine? Well, for starters he’s an MC based out of Covina, CA; about 20 minutes east of Los Angeles. This past year, he released his most ambitious musical project to date, The Liftoff. It has twenty tracks:
The 4th mixtape sees Imagine scratching the surface of fine tuning his original approach to his music. Playing with the theme of space travel, he expands upon his interest of varying music styles, bringing them together only as he can- Band Camp.
By the third track “I Am’ I can say I am completely hooked. I think this is an exciting decade for hip hop. There are many interesting artists blooming out from all over the West Coast and he is one of the few who is able to craft a unique sound.
I guess the reason why I like his approach is because I also like Ambient and New Age music. And he sort of bridge that gab between that outer space feeling and robust beats grounded on urban soundscape.
The Liftoff contains explicit lyrics so I just want to warn those who might get offended by strong languages. I don’t mind. This is an awesome album!
Buy the album here: https://thatimagine.bandcamp.com/album/the-liftoff
If you haven’t heard of Ed Roman yet, then don’t be left behind. His music is the perfect soundtrack for summer and perhaps all seasons. His sophomore album Letters from High Latitudes has thirteen feel-good tracks. If you want to boost your endorphin levels then I suggest you play his album, crank the volume up and then party like you’ve never done before.
He is Canadian, and it’s natural for me to like Canadians. They are lovely and amazing people. The country has produced wonderful artists ranging from those you’ve heard on the radio already and those that you haven’t heard yet- but I did 😉 The first single off Letters from High Latitudes is Jamaica. What a perfect timing. I was listening to UB 40 before writing this review so I am in a reggae mood.
Jamaica is a global anthem that reflect’s the singer-songwriter’s sentiments. He took those experiences and also passion for travelling and distilled them into this song. Perhaps you haven’t heard of “Ed Heads” from around the world yet. Those listeners seduced by his music and became passionate fans. Once you hear Jamaica, you will also look for his other songs and then you will eventually get a copy of Letters from High Latitudes. Remember his name: Ed Roman.