Verb T and Pitch 92 join forces once again to bring you a new collection of pounding, energetic beats and motivating bars! Where Good Evening carried a vibe of relaxing at the end of the day, this latest release from the duo brings a feeling of waking up the next day ready to make moves and make a difference in A Question Of Time.
Where in previous releases Pitch 92 has shown his abilities over a wide scale of genres, A Question Of Time mainly focusses on Hip Hop with a variety of ways to deliver a focussed and driving pace for that classic Boom Bap minimalism. But the call back to an old-school vibe is by no means an indication of a dated feel to the production. The few elements chosen come crisp, loud and clear. The analogue samples - or at least what sounds like it's coming from analogue instruments - are clean and well presented. Every track comes loud and makes the room feel big, with a spacious centre-stage for the MC to deliver their bars without interference; there's not one syllable getting washed over by the surrounding sounds. There is one trap tune, and one upbeat track that sounds to be around 100BPM, to compliment the heavily hip hop selection and serve as a welcome change of pace through the album.
To focus more on the elements themselves, production is a simple arrangement of drums, a primary analogue melody, very subtle secondary, and a soft sub bass. In Cracked Mirror, Mandolins fill the air with sound, and a subtle piano comes in on the chorus while occasional chimes and glass-smash samples fill the rest. In Cold Case Feat. Truemendous a soft synth carries the main channel with heavy piano notes adding bumps to the road. When The Wind changes brings a heavier but spaced out bass with a running repetitive piano that nails that 90's East-Coast sound. The simple formula is delivered in thirteen very different and very engaging ways to spark your curiosity and attention from the get go!
Verb T's bars take a step up in the force of delivery on this album. Flows are faster, more compact, and messages feel a lot more direct. The lyrics overall seem to tell a story of awakening and pushing forth on a journey where being too relaxed can come back to bite you. Tragedy And Comedy paints the picture of the world being in a state of chaos and glimpses of a call to action can be seen through the storm. Limitless Progression describes the battle of the unstable and challenging life in the music world where success demands hard work. Coffee & Grapefruit illustrates how life can take its toll on you for all that effort put in. And in New Love Born, Verb T delivers a powerful track dedicated to the birth of his youngest child, and the sudden surge of energy it gives him to take on life's battle and win it for his family.
A Question In Time is a something very different from a duo we are very familiar with. The energy is a strong contrast to what we heard in Good Evening, and pulls the classic 90's Hip Hop vibe into a modern and fresh reconstruction. Pick and choose your favourite tracks or just play the whole album through for when you need something to help get you up and going! You can pre-order it on Vinyl, CD, Tape or Digital Download from the High Focus store to have this solid release blasting through your speakers on 30/08/2019!