PARADISE LOST (Album) - EMMANUEL KHASAKHALA

PARADISE LOST (Album) - EMMANUEL KHASAKHALA

Today’s overall music landscape is mostly dominated by rapidly developing sounds & styles, many of which end up becoming trends in their own right. 💯 And among those who are taking the all-around progressive approach is Emmanuel Khasakhala, with this notion being further put on wide & open display in his newest album, “Paradise Lost.” 🌊 Spanning 10 tracks & just over 30 minutes, the project’s runtime fails to speak to any aspect that it has in store, as it is truly one of the most fine-tuned & absolutely outstanding pieces of alternative music to be released from Nairobi this year. 🌹 Emmanuel ensures that not a single moment is wasted here — be it through his superb work on the mic or in the project’s dynamic instrumentation all the same. 🎹 For as soft & understated as the album sounds throughout, it never sees a single dull or ignorable moment with each surrounding track making the project’s runtime feel like the absolute greatest eternity one could ever be faced with. Moreover, not a single song sounds similar to anything else on the project, yet they all somehow fit with one another & piece together to create a brilliantly cohesive body of work. ☯️ From a compositional standpoint, all the tracks are astoundingly gripping at such an extraordinarily high level, but his typically animated, dense, & seamless vocal delivery truly takes the most vivid spotlight on tracks like “Call Me”, “Bad Boy, rapture” , “One Night” & “My World” where the melancholic & even downbeat lyrical themes are expertly communicated not only by his incredible vocals, but also by the way in which he flaunts them in such a harmonic & soaring fashion. 🎙✨ I honestly didn’t expect something this exciting to drop before the year ended & I can’t even begin to imagine how his creative process works. 😶 But he has gone above & beyond in setting the mark with a body of work that not only can his peers look to as a benchmark, but also one that will stand the test of time as we move forward due to its sheer quality alone and if we’re being honest, this may be ECULTURE’s album of 2020. 🏆