Perception the Author
And So It Begins
Having never heard of Perception the Author, I knew it would be a toss-up whether or not I was into the music but what I didn’t expect, was to have my expectations entirely exceeded! Not only does he deliver complex and thought provoking lyrical content, he skillfully does so with the complimentary accompaniment of completely entrancing instrumentals! And So It Begins is Perception the Authors sophomore release and was dropped on January 8th, 2016, three years after his debut instrumental album, Last Week Before Next. It is comprised exclusively of Sinima Beats and features Rhymesayers artist, Abstract Rude, on two of its tracks. Not to mention several additions from various vocalists.
Tackling various subjects from physical abuse and alcoholism, to self respect and alienation, this album will paint a vivid portrait of pain and struggle with a positive outlook and still get you pretty hyped. That isn’t to say that this album is a Debbie-Downer, though, because with as serious as it can get- it never hesitates to throw you right into a highly energized dancable display of musicianship. Its apparent that even though there are some terrible things going on in the world today, Perception the Author doesn’t take himself too seriously, and that’s a good thing. While tracks such as Ghost of Past, Dead, and Who Takes The Fall, will get your blood pumping with heavy lyrics and aggressively smooth instrumentals, tracks like Circus, Bonded With Love, You The Greatest, provide a balancing contrast to the album with more positive lyrics and up-beat instrumentals. This shit definitely bangs, though! Each and every track does share one thing in common, however. Each is an intricate web of words, elaborately describing various social situations from the perception of the author. Managing to talk about all of these things without sounding preachy could be seen as a task in that light, but not for this aptly named Emcee.
He succeeds in maintaining your interest and building anticipation for what comes next and doesn’t fail to deliver one hell of a storytelling experience. Personally, I can’t wait to hear some more releases from this artist! I found this album to be highly relatable and the replayability is strong with this one. Whether you’re looking for some party music with heavy bass and a dope ass beat, or something a little more serious and introspective, this is an album you need to check out! Being the only album released by this artist so far that showcases his talents as a lyricist, I can only imagine what evolution might occur between this and the next one.. In the meantime, do yourselves a favor and pick this album up at Perceptions Bandcamp page for absolutely free! Listen too it, and then listen to it again. And when youre done listening to it the second time, listen to something else. Then listen to And So It Begins some more.