“Fourplus999” is a creative musician like no other. His music is all at once varied and unique to a certain mindset; this is to say that the sound of each track, “Fourplus999” in particular, has a definite and specific sense of style and direction, yet it incorporates so many different and unusual elements.
The soundscape is not the first thing to emerge, the solo spoken word performance steps out into the spotlight initially. The language used, if it’s not your mother tongue, doesn’t disrupt the experience – the emotional intensity of the performance, the tone of voice, and the eerie atmospheric audio that follows, all lead your mind in a certain direction, and perhaps in a more powerful way than the simple portrayal of ideas via lyrics would.
As a form of expression, it brings something fresh and new for audiences to experience and embrace. The opening few moments of Psychedelic-hip hop-metal genres are played with skill and softness that sets the scene superbly. As the soundscape comes into play, the track’s leading riff makes itself known, and the whole thing develops into a new familiar, and comforting piece of music.
The song somehow offers up a feeling of poetry – if ever music itself, without lyricism, were to represent the art of imagery. There are spoken words to the track that appear just briefly, and the music calms itself down a little to make room for the ideas and images presented by the voice, but it’s more than this section alone that causes your mind to wander somewhere peaceful. The sound of this particular combination of instruments, and indeed, that leading, consistent riff, expresses a deeply thought-provoking piece of escapism.
Without a doubt “Where The Soul Get Trapped” is the perfect kind of track to turn up loud and let wash away your concerns for a while. The story told is unique and unpredictable, though for the listener it’s whatever the mind may conjure up as the sounds emerge. As always, “Fourplus999” has the experience and skill to play for days and days and never let you down. It’s always refreshing to listen to, and a great reminder of the sheer level of musicianship and creative drive that can be found and embraced within the independent music world.