Mesmerizing Drum & Bass – A Kwean Oontz Novel
Album Review: A Kwean Oontz Novel
Written By: Dan Eachus
In the world of Drum & Bass, where the artistry of beats takes center stage, Kwean Oontz’s album, “A KWEAN OONTZ NOVEL,” shines as a mesmerizing masterpiece that embodies the essence of the genre. A departure from the artist’s previous work in independent literature and film, this album marks a brave and necessary exploration into the realm of music, a space where Kwean Oontz’s artistic ingenuity finds a powerful voice.
Kwean Oontz, a multidisciplinary artist hailing from Philadelphia, PA, with connections to Los Angeles and Fayetteville, North Carolina, delves into a realm where vocalizations are set aside, and the magic of rhythms and melodies come to the forefront. As a self-proclaimed psychic medium, Kwean Oontz’s artistry benefits from an otherworldly influence, as if the music emerges from a spiritual plane, transcending the limitations of the physical world.
“A KWEAN OONTZ NOVEL” presents a captivating journey through a universe of beats, where every track creates an immersive experience for the listener. The opening track immediately sets the tone with its pulsating rhythms and expertly crafted basslines. From the very beginning, it becomes evident that Kwean Oontz has a unique gift for shaping sonic landscapes that draw the audience into a hypnotic trance.
Throughout the album, the artist’s “3rd Ear” and “3rd Eye” seem to effortlessly capture the essence of Drum & Bass, infusing it with an ethereal quality that makes each composition feel like a vivid painting coming to life. The carefully constructed layers of sound blend seamlessly, resonating with the listener’s soul, eliciting emotional responses that transcend the need for vocal expression.
One remarkable aspect of the album is Kwean Oontz’s ability to evoke a wide range of emotions through their beats. Tracks like the second one on the album offer a sense of euphoria, with uplifting melodies and infectious rhythms that make it impossible to stand still. Conversely, other tracks delve into deeper, more introspective realms, immersing the listener in a sea of introspection and contemplation.
The rhythmic complexity and impeccable production evident throughout the album are a testament to Kwean Oontz’s deep understanding of the genre. It’s clear that this artist has not only a keen ear but also an intuitive sense of rhythm, knowing precisely when to intensify the beat or pull back for moments of anticipation and release.
As the album progresses, each track reveals a new layer of artistry and innovation. Kwean Oontz deftly incorporates elements from various sub-genres of Drum & Bass, seamlessly blending dark, brooding tones with more uplifting and euphoric passages. The result is a diverse and captivating collection that showcases the artist’s versatility and willingness to push the boundaries of the genre.
Standout moments on the album come in with features of unexpected infusions of atmospheric elements, creating an immersive sonic landscape that transports the listener to a different realm altogether. This experimental and boundary-pushing approach is a testament to Kwean Oontz’s fearlessness as an artist, unafraid to take risks and explore uncharted territories.
Furthermore, the album’s sequencing and overall flow deserve praise. Each track transitions smoothly into the next, creating a cohesive and seamless listening experience. It is evident that Kwean Oontz has crafted “A KWEAN OONTZ NOVEL” with great care and precision, ensuring that the entire journey feels like a single, unified story.
In conclusion, “A KWEAN OONTZ NOVEL” by Kwean Oontz is a captivating and mesmerizing album that showcases the artist’s profound talent and deep understanding of Drum & Bass. Through a channeling process that taps into the artist’s psychic abilities, each track on the album feels like a profound and spiritual experience, transcending the boundaries of conventional music.
Kwean Oontz’s departure from their previous work in literature and film is a revelation, as they prove that their artistic multitudes extend far beyond the realms they previously explored. “A KWEAN OONTZ NOVEL” is a testament to the artist’s creativity, fearlessness, and ability to create a sonic journey that immerses listeners in a world of beats, rhythms, and emotions.
For fans of Drum & Bass and electronic music in general, “A KWEAN OONTZ NOVEL” is an essential addition to their collection. It is a rare gem that brings something fresh and innovative to the genre while honoring its roots and traditions. Kwean Oontz’s debut into the world of music is nothing short of a triumph, and it leaves us eagerly anticipating the next chapter in this artist’s extraordinary artistic journey.
Dan Eachus is the President and owner of RetroSynth Lazersteel Records, with his own musical projects in the band Neutron Dreams and his solo project DMME.