Sound of Amsa is a difficult album to categorise – it starts out with a dancier track, moves through retro, before settling on being a downbeat hip hop album. But at the end of the day, it’s definitely an interesting album and that’s probably all that matters.
It starts out sounding a little like Module’s latest release, Imagineering, but a little harder edged, before moving into an 80’s sounding poppy track, then onto DJ Shadow influenced hip hop, with some nice samples and a cool downbeat feel. Once it hits that groove the album stays on pretty the same track for the remainder – making the earlier tracks seem almost out of place, yet somehow it all fits.
It sounds as though it shouldn’t work, and I did have my doubts at first, but the album flows really well, the quality is great and the songs get inside your head in a stealthy kind of way.
The more I listen to Sound of Amsa the more I enjoy it and the more I want to hear it again… and again… and again.
Sound of Amsa is the offspring of the sons of God and the daughters of men.