Endsightt – The Pioneer Mixtape
Passion pours out of the funk-infused flows of Endsightt’s “The Pioneer Mixtape”. Endsightt proves to be an impressive storyteller, nicely drawing from a whole plethora of life experiences from vengeance to love, doing all with great care. Lyrics add to this impressionistic approach, giving the songs additional color. Throughout it all Endsightt chooses a unique mix of styles, from hip-hop to folk to dreamy rock. When placed together, the result is a collection that seems to expand into ever more elaborate worlds.
“23” opens on a high note, with a sense of defiance that adds to the power of the piece. Bass rumbles have a subtle yet satisfying feel. The evolution of the sound has a careful patient quality to it. Elements of videogame melodies define the nostalgia soaked work of “El Paso, Pt. 2 (feat. Too Truee)”. With a 70s tinge is the smooth jazz inflections of “Lucy”. The equivalent of a sonic strut, “Lucy” is an absolute joy and one of the clear highlights. A 60s-psychedelic folk fervor flows through the otherworldly communal spirit of “Send Me on My Way (feat. Dreamerjazz) with little bongo hits adding to the intimacy of the sound. Infinitely infectious is the undeniably catchy “Ghost of John” whose determined message is inspirational. Rather reflective in tone is the spacious “That Town Was Just a Town”. Nicely bookending the collection is the languid groove of “Pioneer (Wait for Second Born)”.
Endsightt sculpts a luxurious, multifaceted sound on the elaborate emotional work of “The Pioneer Mixtape”.