Concept Album

  • OHENE – “Revolutionary Ratchet” – the revolutionary power of a beating heart

    The album “Revolutionary Ratchet” conveys a lot of afflictive imagery, but OHENE balances it with moments of empowerment and encouragement. The gravity in his words is matched by the sound of the production. He shows dexterity in how he approaches the songs, frequently switching his cadence and delivery. OHENE...
  • Richard Hare – “Subsume” – revolutionary insight and deep thought!

    Experimental or avant-garde music albums are not for everyone. The listening experience is often complex, weird, and explicitly challenging. The most impressive of these albums will leave the adventurous listener with a lasting impression, an imprint on their psyche, and maybe also a profound alteration in how they conceive...
  • Eddy Mann: “Simple Things” is simply magnificent!

    At first as a musician, I created music, then as an A&R executive I challenged it, now as a music reviewer, I explore it.  Of the three, the latter is the most difficult. Criticizing or appraising somebody else’s creation is no easy task. Enjoying it is one thing, understanding...