Revelling in the past is all very well and good but the best music, or at least the most original, seems to be made as people move things forward. It’s evolution, it’s forward-thinking, it is the way the world turns. Far Away is the sound of the world turning and music moving into pastures new. PunisherSOUND pull together various urban strands, skittering trap beats, slow trip-hop groove, sultry R&B tones and smooth, late night smokey vibes.
Far Away tips its hat to the past whilst shaping the future and it does really feel like a first, a bold step forward, a post-urban style that pushes beyond the rules and regulations, ignores the fickle finger of fashion and has no time for musical guardians and narrow-minded pedants telling it what hip-hop, pop, rap, trap, electronic music or any other genre should be about. Actually, maybe we should stop using genres, labels, pigeon-holes altogether, who needs directions when it is easier to let the music speak for itself. After all PunisherSOUND clearly isn’t worried about genres and their narrow demarcations and maybe that is a lesson to all of us.