Summers Sons are a relatively unknown duo made up of brothers Turt and Instrumentalist. These guys have been putting in a huge amount of work lately and recently released (free download below) their self titled long player.
Beat duties, as you may have guessed, reside with Instrumentalist and he seems to make light work of infectious piano loops and silky samples whilst his brother Turt lets off sharp, contemplative lyrics in perfect response to the arrangement of the instrumental.
This gem was mixed down and mastered by the mighty Chemo and the depth of sound generated by the buttery beats in contrast with the sharp lyrical delivery displayed by Turt throughout isn’t something you come across everyday and very rarely for free.
Hailing from the south east of England, subject matter drifts through common and not so common topics from life experience to enjoying yourself and there is a distant but but ever present theme of the sun that adds another level of continuity to the project.
A real stand out for me would be number 4 in the rotation ‘Giving It Back’ in which Turt does an excellent job of showing appreciation for the artform and exploring the culture of hip hop over an infectious piano loop and 1930’s style bass.
Another ear grabber from the selection would have to be ‘Plenty Of Nothing’ which combines sinatra samples, buttery string loops in stark contrast to the rasp, honest bars Turt applies as he takes you through some of his past and touches on his present view of the world.
This isnt a release that most would listen to to get lively of a weekend, this is a piece of music to be respected in a different way. For me, this is personal music and everything about it makes it that way. From the samples to the lyrical content and back to the beats again, this is one to sit back with and get in to.