Where Reeves focuses primarily on songs, Kwesi's material grows more organically from grooves, with former Loose End Carl McIntosh and one- time Young Disciple Femi offering expert assistance. The results are sleekly impressive: "Riot in Brixton" captures the dark, fetid atmosphere of blaxploitation-era political soul perfectly, and there's a blue streak running through tracks such as "Lovely" and "Blues Man" that gives Kwesi's soul a tough but flexible undercarriage. Recommended.Reuse content
Typical - you wait all year for new soul talent, then two come along at once. Another Brit-soul boy - albeit a transplanted Texan - making his debut, Kwesi Bonsu (Kwesi name, Kwesi guy) is rather more rootsy than Conner Reeves, though steeped in much the same early-Seventies soul influences. He's good, too: parts of Testimony sound like Al Green doing Curtis Mayfield, than which it doesn't get much better, really.