Fredericton’s Sean-One‘s new release Jack Nicholson
Tim Rayne’s Mini Review – When I was 7 years old, my folks were driving us around Toronto when I heard Herbie Hancock’s Rocket on the radio. I asked my parents to buy it for me and they did – it was my first tape. My life was changed forever and my love for hip hop was permanently instilled in my psyche. From Terminator X, DJ Maceo, DJ Shadow to J Dilla and MF Doom, I have loved listening to beatmaker releases. I have known Shiggy Sean-One for a number years. In fact we took a fun Sociology of music class with Professor Peter Weeks back ‘in the day’. Besides being the beatmaker for many great local acts (Monark, First Words, Above and more), Sean has managed to be prolific with his own beat output. I am personally a big fan of instrumentals of all genres so Sean One’s releases are always a welcome surprise. Lately, the cinematic homages in his recent releases are just icing on the cake. Phat beats interlaced with jazzy scores, rocking guitar, classic era soundscapes illustrate the dynamic range and sophistication of Mr. One’s skills. To select specific songs from this album would entirely miss the point because its all about flow. Sit back, close your eyes, and listen to the rich collection of songs from a guy who truly ‘digs’ his sound.
Check out the album on bandcamp. http://seanone.bandcamp.com/