Sonik Boom Of Love - Boom Shock

Saturday 1st April 2000
Sonik Boom Of Love - Boom Shock
Sonik Boom Of Love - Boom Shock

STYLE: Dance/Electronic
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: N Soul NSD1808

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Second album from talented singer, writer, producer Alexander East who records under the band name Sonik Boom Of Love. Hiding in a Minneapolis studio, he serves up sweet soul vocals, tight harmonies and plenty of grooves, which touch on dance here and there but are mainly R&B focused. Sometimes it reminds me of the soulful end of Terence Trent D’Arby, especially on “Your Love Was Meant For Me” and the absolutely brilliant, soulful “You Know I Would”, and this as much for his vocal ideas as his musical statements. Tracks that light my fire include the funk of “Remember” and the clavinet-style groove of “The Departure Of U” as well as the more soulful “Deep In Your System”. Solidly spiritual, with R&B beats to punch a hole in your soul and a voice that melts into the music, ‘Boom Shock’ is a potent mix of influences, talent, catchy songs and strong ideas.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.