Hugo Kant – The Earth Dance
Sharp Vodka readers will remember Hugo Kant (a.k.a., Quentin Le Roux), musician and producer, from the hip-hop flavored alt-rocker Leave Me Alone, featuring California MC LostPoet, posted back in July 2014. About a year ago (May 2017) Hugo released the Out Of Time long-player, which features twelve cohesive tracks and a great number of musical styles and genres. Hip-hop, particularly trip-hop, plays defining roles in the underlying sounds.
The long-player is decidedly thematic in nature; Perhaps not a true concept album, as lyrically there is little here aside from The Earth Dance (seen/heard here) and Clouds, which features Danish singer/composer/producer, Astrid Engberg, and spoken word samples here and there. Musically, though, there is an underlying theme and feel that takes the listener on a seamless journey. The only problem I see is that in the digital age, I wonder how many listeners are willing to listen to 50 minutes of music from start to finish, playing tracks in order, to get the composer’s true intentions from the music.
You can find more information on Hugo Kant by heading up to his website which has everything you might want to find. You can pick up all of his music from his bandcamp.com site, both download, and hard copy. Take a little trip to something different with Hugo Kant now!