About a month ago, I profiled Tanzania-born, Baltimore-residing composer Infinity Knives on SpeedontheBeat.com (check that piece out here, by the way). In that piece, I promised to give his second project, Dear. Sudan, the proper SOTBMusic look when it officially released. The fourteen-song composition picks up where In the Mouth of Sadness left us.
We’re given a multitude of emotions throughout the album, from triumph to despair, from desolation to rebirth. The project plays as a soundtrack to Baltimore in some ways. As I said during my initial piece on Knives, my city’s amazing AF and this project showcases that. The fact that Knives is self-taught and is able to create these emotions through his music shows that, if you’ve got the feeling and the natural ability, greatness can happen.
Dear, Sudan dropped yesterday. If you’re in the auditory market for lush, emotional composition that won’t feel out of place next to RTJ or an orchestrated soundtrack, check it out above. As always, remember to support dope music in all its forms.