Phane’s newly released instrumental album The Afternoon is a carefully and organically crafted work of art. The live instrumentation and sampled renditions offers us a glimpse into the musical mind of Phane who so brilliantly captivates the ear and mind by composing emotionally laden melodies and laid-back drum patterns. He not only reminds us of all four seasons in one listening session, but also reminds us that musicianship is a learned process, both realms possessing emotional and technical approaches that criss-cross samples and original concepts.
But I must admit, I’m impressed by how Phane managed to capture the West Coast hip hop sound, Ambient, Electronic, R&B, and some jazz elements into The Afternoon. You can hear his artistic passion transmitting through every keystroke, hit hat, and synth wave. It’s amazing!
Without further adieu – ladies and gentlemen – The Afternoon!