Tuesday, November 5, 2013
ZACK HEMSEY / Ronin 
In his earlier work, Hemsey seemed to rely far too heavily on "cool" sounds and textures to carry his work but now it seems he's got a handle on mature songwriting and melodies. The excellent atmospherics are still there only now they seem to serve more of a purpose rather than float around in ear-candy heaven. Hemsey's vocal delivery might not be as fast-paced or quick-witted as his hip-hop peers but they speak of tales that prove more interesting, reminding me of earlier Tricky or 3D projects. This is easily his most accomplished work to date.
4 colorful descriptions out of 5
Songs Of Note: Nice To Meet Me; Fade Away