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Truth Thru Fiction / Anonamas

Anonamas - Truth Thru Fiction

Infinite Soul Music

“Come on, clap your hands” Anonamas ask… and by close of play that truly is the order of the day to this majestic neo soul album. Beats are strong; rhythms gripping and lyrics thought provoking enough to rank this album high amidst its peers in 2006. For heads bouncing around labels Tru Thought; BBE; Stones Throw and to artists floating around the Mitsu the Beats; Madlib; Ndambi waters will find comfortable refuge here. This sometimes hypnotic collection of ideas comes across as a tried and tested sound rather than the fact of it being a brand new project. Subtle grooves and vocals clarity pull together music for today with maximum impact. There's no weak links here, proud work by anyone's standards. Watch out, for they will not lie unnoticed. Particular monsters come by way of 'Africa' an almost N'Dambi wonder, ‘Soul Stir feat. C.J. Phelps' a jazz undercurrent and scat head-nodder, and the anthem that is ‘The Hustle', contender for track of the year – but fear not, Truth Thru Fiction is a whole album with many segments all of which exceptional. This perhaps stamps as testament to the wonder that is MySpace, for without we would not be here with this album having so much joy.

Steve Williams, 11/06