We had the pleasure of being hosted by Nick Ndeda for the Xfm Breakfast Show. Represented by our writers Martin Kanja (interviews) , Yvonne Ndubi and yours truly, Heavy & The Beast talked about the Kenyan rock scene.
Taken individually each of these songs has something glorious that sets it apart from the rest. They offer different and enlightening world views, the metropolitan flavour of Kenya’s landscape, two spectrums of the most powerful sentiments in the world and at another end the dance of life and death.
Like Odysseus we are aboard a solitary freighter, where beneath and around you is an ocean of music roaring with an endless monotony and stretching as far as the eyes can see. but today you must cast your eyes upon a jutting rock formation where the sirens sit and their song, just like “Baba Joshua” here will forever grab your attention as everything else fades into obscurity .
Sequencing and transitions in this record as so perfectly done and you feel as if every little aspect set out in that intro is cleverly captured in each song. PLG make music seem like an exact science. The transition from one guitar riff to the refrains are measured with machinelike exactness. The record in effect isn’t discoloured or too sludgy, it is a clear and almost perfect product.
Basically as Hope there isn’t much coming in through sponsorship or cash or anything but in the end we are able to build so much from that and produce a lot.