“Como Te Sentes” by “Ti Santos” showcases a fairly raw recording upon which the leading artists lays their stories and their flow in a way that appears as appropriately mellow and easy going. The music in itself has a distinctly retro or vintage hip-hop feel. The beat has a simple lightness to it, and this is fused with a certain chord progression that repeats throughout. It paves the way for the driving performances in a fairly spacious and free manner – your focus ends up being on the voices and the lyrics entirely, the likes of which change in character a couple of times and generally veer off in a carefree or stream-of-consciousness-inspired direction.
Whatever you may have been expecting or attempting to predict about this creative instrumental project, you’re likely to be way off the mark. What unfolds before you is a weighty and emotional journey through audio, the sort that seems as if it were constructed by a mass orchestra of musicians and minds. The production on the project is beautiful, this means that from the delicate and reflective, right through to the heavy and familiar and passionate, the sound is crisp and mighty and effective.
The producer toys with your awareness of the content, teetering occasionally into comforting and familiar territories, before swiftly striking back again into the land of the unknown. It’s a huge sound, relentless in its approach to creativity but not in an overwhelming or inaccessible way. You feel part of this, the experience includes you, it moves you – sweeps you off your feet even. Consider the fact that music is, for most of us, the absolute God of escapism. This type of soundtrack encapsulates that concept and provides the relevant experience at all times.
“Como Te Sentes” has a lot going for it, but perhaps more importantly – it underlines a creative, passionate, professional producer and musician. Well worth checking out and in fact more than worthy of the time it takes to experience the EP in full. The journey throughout the tracks is a pretty characterful one.