Boomkat Product Review:
Cyne are part of a new breed of artists keeping focus with the beats and rhymes of traditional hip hop while utilising a love and knowledge of a myriad musical styles ranging from post rock, folktronica, exotica and lounge music, through to the most experimental and freeform variations of electronica. Having made their remarkable debut for Miami’s botanica del jibaro imprint and garnering the attention of a host of admirers (most recently kieran hebden, aka four tet, whom cyne supported on tour in miami this april) - the band are in the unique position of commanding admiration from both hip hop, indie and electronica heads. “Growing” is the group’s first release for city centre offices, a taster for their forthcoming album due towards the end of 2004. The title track is a joyous trip through reflection and cascading vibes, a bittersweet tribute to the spirit of gangstarr and the bouncy jig of their native miami. “stomping ground” rips the soul fusion into a looped trawl through the history of black music with a social conscience. “the river” slips into a twilight world of acoustic guitars and gentle basslines daydreaming of sunshine spreads and a better place. “rousseau” is the perfect soul ending, consciousness streaming into a different era with all these new musical forms and influences there for good company. 4 Vocal tracks plus 4 instrumentals, 8 tracks of seriously deep hip hop vibes.