BFK

Carson gave this album 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes on 2013-02-19.

Thanks go to Mia Mind Music for suggesting that I check out BennFrank's new album BFK.

One of the first things that I noticed about BFK is the epic scale of the metaphores contained in the tracks. For instance, BennFrank is asked to save the world in the track by that name. While, in "Galaxy", he is discussing taking a woman on a trip through the galaxy and beyond. To BennFrank's credit, he does only commit to trying to save the world. But, really, we should all be committed to making the world a better place; his anti-violence message of "saving the world, one step at a time" is much needed in a genre that has been plagued by violence (both in the music, and in streets).

Another aspect of BFK that I noticed is the sheer number of styles that appear to have influenced BennFrank's music. In his introductory song, "Who", he employs voice as instrument in an A Cappella style (rather than beat boxing). From there he moves on to more of a R&B motif in "History". He continues through influences as diverse as Funk, kind of an 8-bit sound, Pop, Jazz, and Motown. Instrumentation is as varied as influence with stings, voice as instrument, guitar, drums, keyboard, and others present. Autotune was used in "Lay You Down" which had me worried for a minute that the album was taking a turn towards over-produced mass-marketed music, but the effect was used sparingly and added to the song rather than detracting from it.

Overall, this diversity keeps the music flowing and prevents the feel of one long monotonous album. The music is melodic and many who do not usually listen to Rap may enjoy BFK.

TrackNameCarsonKatherine   TrackNameCarsonKatherine
1 Who 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes     6 Galaxy 4 notes4 notes4 notes4 notes
2 History 3.75 notes3.75 notes3.75 notes3.75 notes     7 Save the World 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes
3 Lay You Down 4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes4.5 notes     8 Faith in Us 3.75 notes3.75 notes3.75 notes3.75 notes
4 Do You 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes     9 Keep it Moving 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes
5 Aye Buddy 4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes4.25 notes    

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