Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Louder (EP)
Boundzound
Island - Universal
Maxi-CD
April 13, 2007

Track list
  1. Louder (Single Mix)
  2. Love Clock
  3. Louder (All Mighty Club Mix)
  4. Louder (Henrik Schwarz Full Vocal Mix)
  5. Louder (Video)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4/5
Demba Nabé a.k.a. Ear a.k.a. Appear, i.e. one of third of German reggae band Seeed's vocal line-up, made a very promising debut as a solo-artist in 2003 with his eclectic mix of beats from dancehall and hiphop influence through jazzy (though fast paced) drum & bass into freejazz and an acoustic song and now he continues his journey as a solo artists disguised as Boundzound, consisting of Ear, Charles Matuschewski & Transporterraum. This is the first single taken from the full length self-titled Boundzound album and this time the music is not as far gone astray from nowadays Seeed sound, yet still much more funk and dance influenced, but as intriguing. "Louder" (Single Mix) is a great upbeat funky trip, produced by 'The Krauts' in fact Ear together with Seeed's former DJ Illvibe and Dirk Berger, fellow member of DJ Illvibe in Lychee Lassi, that makes you wanna move your feet, hiding its absurdness in the lyrics once you listen more carefully to them. "Love Clock", advertised as exclusive track but as a matter of fact appearing on the album as well is a beautiful more restraint powerful funky jazz tune telling us that love ain't a crime in wonderful style. Both the "Louder" (All Mighty Club Mix) and the superb 8 minutes plus "Louder" ((Henrik Schwarz Full Vocal Mix) are fully aimed at the dancefloor and will give you an even harder time not to move your body to the tune than the "Single Mix". As a bonus the "Louder" (Video) is included showing that Boundzound's visuals are as eclectic as their sound. This is certainly not aimed at the average reggae or dancehall fan, not even the average Seeed fan, but at least every Seeed fan would be wrong in not checking out Boundzound and a review of the full length self-titled album is upcoming soon.