Featured Album: The Kount – Contact.
Toronto-based artist The Kount has officially released his first full-length, Contact, and it’s amazing. Although the project is largely a compilation of already-released works, every song on this one is stunning in its own right, and the newer tracks are pure bliss.
“Room In Here,” as an example, is a wonderful composition, combining the talents of several instrumentalists (horns – Ted Clow & Aubrey Mcghee; bass – Stacey Shopsowitz; keys – Jacob Damelin; drums – Naji) for an absolute tour de force. This one, just as with the rest of the bunch, is smooth and soulful – a magical confluence of soul, funk, jazz, and hip-hop flavours.
Put simply, Contact is an album as refreshing as it is satisfying. And it’s good, really good.