Adonye Green - Music And Life

Published Tuesday 17th April 2007
Adonye Green - Music And Life
Adonye Green - Music And Life

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22369-12288
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by John Hebden

Adonye goes for an uncluttered sound of beats, keyboards and vocals and writes about his faith in the context of the sometimes violent life on the streets of the multi cultural inner city. A google search on Adonye reveals only a myspace site with an unreadable colour scheme. However, with a bit of copy and pasting I was able to establish that Adonye is an experienced church musician and choir leader and he has sung with the likes of Madonna, Beverley Knight, Mica Paris and the London Community Gospel Choir - so, we might forgive him for his web design problems. Everything on 'Music & Life' is fairly smooth and mid-tempo. Tracks one to three are short, sweet and engaging, but he really gets going on track four, a five minute mini opera with beautifully linked sections, featuring a soulful solo voice, rap and then choir. This track in particular evidences Adonye's skill in vocal arrangements. Adonye's writing deals with the life on the street ("we're killing Mother's Sons") and the need to rely on our heavenly guide ("I call you Daddy, Daddy stay near ..."). We should look forward to a full length album with some anticipation.

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