Wednesday, 08 February 2012 11:27

Samson For President - Papa's Old Piano

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Can I get a witness?! The president is back with a full album and soul-fans have waited.

Samson For President (Martin Bejarano Wahlgren) is here with a groove-laced, guitar-based, string-heavy follow up LP to the much celebrated debut "Kibiriti".

samson-24011 songs of life truths emotional declarations presents a very mature-sounding piece of composition. Live instrumentation mixed with funk breaks and a drive that never stops, even the laidback songs on the album such as the Stax sounding ballad "Hate Being Loved" with it's lazy bass-patterns manages to keep you nodding your head and enjoy due to the clever arrangement and hard drums, the following track "Get On Top" with it's driving piano melody is surely one of the standout-tracks on this disc.

Good, repetitive hooks is clearly something that comes in doses here: "Stand The Pain", "I Can Change", and "Never Knew". Samson's and Soulful Mikael's musical collaborations has never sounded better than in this collection.

9 out of 10 Scandinavians for "Papa's Old Piano".

Stevie Nii-Adu Mensah

Co-founder of Scandinavian Soul, I'm a trained music teacher, keyboardist, producer, writer and dancer. I enjoy travel and I've studied and worked abroad for 7 years, exposing me to a climate of different cultures, and a multitude of ways of creating the art I love so much.

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