J.B Seal – ‘All Alone Together’ Ep Review.

Artist – J.B Seal

Ep – ‘All Alone Together’

Genre -Jazz/Hip-hop/Electronic

Published – Distrokid

The highly musically talented, Joseph Barnabas Seal has chosen an inspiring personal outlook towards the current lockdown situation and has stepped progressively forward with a soulful and uniquely sensitive Ep titled ‘All Alone Together’. This four track Ep presents beautiful instrumental tonal shades and stylistic colours, gracefully tying in and blending soulful jazzy elements with hip-hop and electronics, crafting a wonderfully nuanced, cross-over sound that excludes an expression of strength through fragility, hope through underlying fear.

J.B lays down his thoughts on the Ep in the following paragraph.

“I have a career as a live sound engineer, so my music has taken a back burner over the past decade. It’s been the pandemic that’s got me back in the studio and actually finishing things! The release of this current EP ‘Alone Together’ is the last 4 tunes I’ve produced all in Quarantine. One vocal track and 3 instrumentals (4 newest tracks on my Bandcamp). These tracks have filled me with hope, except the one track ‘Survivor Complex’ which expresses my worry.  

For me it’s about connecting with people on a deeper level and I’ve found this pandemic has brought people closer actually. Those vulnerabilities, that we usually hide are ever present at the moment and that window of humanity that is often closed is allowing for deeper connections. It’s a deep and powerful time to be alive and challenge oneself.” – J.B

First track on the Ep, ‘Quaranteam’ enters with style and grace as a delicate, spacious piano part opens which leads slowly and progressively into purposefully solid, trip-hop/jazzy sounding beats, with electronic elements thoughtfully scattered in-between. This track expresses the fragility through strength in which I spoke of above. Track two, ‘Survivor Complex’ is where the electronics sits most prominently, bringing forth an edge that cuts throughout trippy beats and beautiful layers of violin strings in conjunction with piano parts.  J.B delivers a genuine fluid rap flow over this track that is soulful, sensitive and strong.

Track three, ‘Serendipity pt.1’ is a dynamic instrumental piece that enters in a determined, yet  graceful way, expanding and growing in pace and tone as the track progresses. Delivering plenty of electronic FX layers that are dished up through piano parts and beats. For me, this lovely track expresses hope through the underlying fear in which I mentioned above. Finally, ‘Serendipity p.t2’ offers a bright, funky dance club track that has gorgeous ethereal under and overtones, with a stunning vocal sample to libertate the mind and elevate the senses. A lovely way to end this very special, kind and unifying Ep.


Author: Miff Morris

In many senses, I am still discovering myself through the complex tapestry in which life continues to weave, gaining unique physical experience in order to aid the progression of my precious spirit, this will continue for the rest of my fated days and my understanding of who I am shall be determined through how I learn to react, act and adapt towards the circumstances I face. I do sincerely hope the span of this life is enough to fully come to terms with the potential of my unique existence, through deep-rooted understanding, compassion, and love, and that I may fully acknowledge the absolute full potential of my existence through the network of others. Thus far the core of my being has learned through unique experience and individual perspective that I am most certainly a creative soul who takes solace in the truth & liberty of artistic expression. Freedom lays behind the eyes within the evocative realm of one's imagination, transforming originality through individual perspective, this is when my art becomes yours. Inspiring, motivating different modes of expression to overall influence and shape a better world, to help elevate to a higher consciousness. We are part of the great web of life and in this way each and every one of us are interconnected, to create a major shift in consciousness. We must wholeheartedly start to believe in what can be created for the greater good of this world, in my view it is most certainly the power of thought and intention which connect us, no matter how near or how far. Being understood has always been of paramount importance to me, self-expression is something I have been aware of from a very young age. From my point of view, artistic expression has always been the most liberating and uniting mode. When I am not caught up in life's cogs I love to write poetry, short stories, and shoot photographs. I adore and feed off music, so I highly enjoy capturing the live music scene in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. I also enjoy writing for Uk Entertainments website, Louder than War, as well as run my own music blog www.Revel Rousers.org, Amalgamating my love of music, writing, as well as photographic expression (Music, Landscape, Street, Wedding), which gives me a great sense of creative release, therefore forging a strong sense of purpose in the way of documenting life's remarkable moments. I find working with creatives within the music industry is wholly inspiring even though at times it can be quite challenging, after all, the greatest realizations and lessons learned are born out of challenges. I figured, seeing as I have a platform for my music reviews, interviews and photography I thought it would be time to create a platform for my creative writing and poetry.....It takes courage to expose oneself through the intimacy of poetry, However, that is how we truly unite and grow in compassion and understanding of each other's true essence. I am a deep thinker, I understand the power of words and their meanings. I also understand how empowering artistic expression can be. There is a raw truth buried within each original idea combined with a power to help change the world. Artistic expression is forever transforming through interpretation, that is what I mean when I say "When My Art Becomes Yours" My philosophy is to understand more, in order to love more....... Love ~M~

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