Signor Benedick The Moor
Maiden Voyage Suite EP
Signor Benedick The Moor’s 11-plus minute “Maiden Voyage Suite” is a multi-tiered protest song, its topical stanzas and overall tone enhanced heavily by some venturesome instrumentation and production decisions. As a virtual A-side of a two-track digital EP, Benedick’s efforts are comparable at times to the more creatively aspirational selections of Outkast’s discography, his flow syllabically urgent overtop wiry guitar sounds and zippy synthesizer arpeggiation.
The rhythmically schizophrenic “12:00AM” features Jonathan Snipes and Daveed Diggs of clipping., the track itself a prog-centric smattering of tonal and compositional liberty. While the generative mood of the song is dark overall, the changes enable its performers to play a little with their delivery, showcasing well their versatility. It also doesn’t hurt that they threw in a nice little Curtis Mayfield reference.
You can sample the EP below. I thought it was worth checking out. If you'd like to purchase the release it's available via Bandcamp. The price is yours to name, which is fine so long as you pay something.
Info for this release was provided by Kinsman and Meng PR.
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