This is a bizarre sounding project where some of it is brilliant but is let down by the delivery over production. Where Onoe sometimes blends into the backing too well and the beat takes over is where the problems lie. Onoe needs to be a more dominant force.
The production is experimental to say the least. Where Big K.R.I.T used a space theme, he used smoother sounds than this to craft his album. Onoe’s theme translated into a conglomerate of strange space age sounds and patterns in the music that would not normally be entertaining. The beats are love it or hate it types of deals.
The lyricism is alright but the delivery lets it down. Onoe’s words carry some weight and there is some clever lyricism but the performance lacks passion and doesn’t hit as hard as it could. With a stronger delivery , Onoe could have had a much stronger project.
The features are strange as on first listen, you can barely distinct them from the backing. However they do help expand the listening experience by adding extra depths to each track and helping expand the message of each song.
Overall, this is an enjoyable first listen but after that it is very much a sense of personal taste. There are no defining factors that say this is a great project but as it is so experimental it is difficult to see how there would be. If you have enjoyed Onoe Caponoe in the past, then this may be a good choice for you.