Stereotyp

Stefan Moerth aka. Stereotyp's debut album entitled "My Sound" boasts an array of styles: from calypso to electronica, dancehall to trip hop and even a bit of blues and jazz thrown in to spice things up. After spending 5 years emerged in New York City's hip-hop scene, Moerth returned to Austria with enough exposure to put together his first album. There is a definite resemblance to the works of electronica masters Kruder & Dorfmeister.  Each song o­n this album presents a uniqueness of its own: with the title track harvesting a soulful arrangement of hypnotic beats and silky smoothness, "Don't Funk With Me" leans more towards funkified trip hop and "Last song" is unmistakably reminiscent of Massive Attack's lounge attitude. Vocal appearances by the likes of Tikiman, Sugar B and Collee Royce (to name a few) attempt to tie the album together, but I wonder if the album really needs it: at times these vocals become repetitive, as the music itself soars. While there may be certain weak areas, the album as a whole is quite an interesting concoction of styles; successfully mixed together in an 11 song stew.

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