Ambient hip-hop? Cosmic rap? Trip-groove? Sure, that’s just making genrs up now but truly original music requires you to do that and 1 Day comes from a truly original place. Okay, you can pick at the sonic weaves and find urban threads, trippy electronica, ambient vibes and late night haze but as always it is how these are put together that counts and King Trelly has found a new angle on blending all of these disparate sounds.
So he may prove to be the master of deconstruction but the main thing that he uses to piece his musical building blocks back together, the musical glue if you like is space. It is the atmosphere, the gap between the beat, the things which aren’t played and the pause between the lyrics which make it all so effective. Many musicians believe the most effective form of communication is to get up front and in the listeners face… or at least in their ears but King Trelly’s 1 Day shows that less is most definitely more and that absorbing music by some sort of creative osmosis is equally…no, make that much more, effective.