Archive for July 5th, 2017

Soul Basement – What We Leave Behind

Internationally renowned musician and producer Fabio Puglisi acknowledged by his professional name Soul Basement has released in 2016 the album What We Leave Behind, a collaboration with one of the best American vocalists, Jay Nemor.

The album gives a first impression of Jay Nemor’s great phrasing and virtually flawless technique with I’m Doing Fine. His timbre combines the elegance of Jon Lucien with the roughness of Gil Scott-Heron, while the style reminds of the vocal and instrumental appearance of Incognito.

Noise Pollution tackles one of the critical issues of our time, the overburdening of people through political noise. In this way, the piece is in line and tradition with other social-critical songs such as Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On or Donny Hathaway’s The Ghetto. Vocal quality does not displace the depth of social criticism on the one hand or the entertainment factor on the other.

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