The Ones The Ones

The Ones The Ones
On a whole, music is vast in its multiplicity of sound and character. Also, as music fans, we are mixed in our reasons for liking music. Some sound lovers go for complex patterns demonstrating the long hours put in by artists to master their musicianship. Others prefer sounds that are simple in craftsmanship, but hooky, and our sensibilities are immediately touched. In come the Ones. From the downtown NYC night scene, comfortable in their game of supersonic sound imagery, effortless in their demonstration of ultra-glam and modern club style, Paul Alexander, Nashom Wooden and JoJo Americo’s debut artist album proclaims homage to the late ’80s/early ’90s NYC club underground, a time when you could hear Alexander Robotnick, Jungle Brothers and the Clash all in the same hour at a club with crowds as diverse as the music. The Ones are simultaneously futuristic and vintage. While technical complexity and hard musical depth are absent, the Ones’ catchy sounds are driven with a grit and tenacity that should put you on the next bus to NYC. (A Touch Of Class)