A Polylogue From Sila – Beautiful Blend Of Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop and World Music
Wild thoughts in mind, loud monologue on the rise
Self-expression, attention caught, communication, begins a dialogue
Crossroads and people around, similar stories with different backgrounds, fascinating polylogue.
A Polylogue From Sila is a crossroads of several influences, Neosoul, Hip Hop, Funk, world, that Kevin Bucquet has been nurturing and developing in his musical compositions.
Based in Berlin, French musician Kevin Bucquet has worked as a professional bass player for artists such as Amp Fiddler, Vernon D Hill (Slum Village, Dwele), Loomis Green (Aloe Blacc, Jan Delay…) and Philipp Gorbachev among others.
A Polylogue From Sila is the kind of Neo-Soul project made of multiple colors, shades.
This project seems to reflect a whole lot of memories, from the mind of a musician who’s spent time in introspection,
Before inviting some of the best musicians at music studio sessions for drum, bass & keyboards and home studio sessions for guitar, vocoder, choir and lead vocal takes.
As a result, more than a collection of 8 tracks, this is the listening to a progressing stream of a masterpiece: projection of the beauty in Neo-Soul, Hip Hop and World inspirations.
Child Steppin is the first track that opens with a funkadelic vibe going on blended with a poetic hip hop flow. This type of funk recalls the instrumental atmosphere in the beginning of To Pimp Of Butterfly (Every Nigg* Is A Star, King Kunta…) , while the delivery of the rapper reminds of Joey Badass’, afro-futurist.
The second track Hide & Seek (about the game of romance and seduction), as well as the art cover, translate Kevin’s taste for thirst for escape, with so many world music inspirations (3min12) heard in the rhythms patterns, and the keys.
As you keep listening to the project, you realize that the instrumental takes a bigger place than vocals and lyrics, which is kind of ironic for a project titled Polylogue and supposed to have a conversation between people.
Better yet, the actual conversation takes place between the instruments. The bass, keys and drums are telling the story, as imaginative as can be.
And if singers finally rise their voice, they dialogue with voice coders or any other instrument.
A truly rich project interesting and inspiring for producers musicians and songwriters.