Vysionaer – Soldier
In Reggae industry reasonings, mention of veteran producer Anthony Senior raises up his unwavering mission to present crisp, clean and diverse message music universally. Objectively speaking, his brimming catalogue speaks for itself-absolute quality! His productions with established artistes is stellar; his heartical vision to work with rising talent is a winning formula-time after time. The debut ep from the talented Vysionaer, SOLDIER, is a Royal example of this principle.
Vysionaer (Delroy Brown) hails from Roses Valley in St.Elizabeth, JA. A versatile singer whose been delivering memorable singles from the last six years. With his total command of tenor and baritone, ability to convey poignant observations and Rasta vision-this Rootsman is ready to shine like a blazing Fyah. With sessions commencing in 2018, artiste and producer flowed in Ital strength. A prosperous future in store for this visionary.
It’s essential to discuss Anthony Senior’s contributions to the integrity of Reggae music. Active since 1996, he’s delivered impeccable singles, albums and powerful riddim showcases. His AL.TA.FA.AN label is the one of the most consistent in the industry. The name was given by singer Taffari. One session involved him, Anthony, Fabian Francis and engineer Al Graham—beginning of everyone’s first name became the label. The classics rolled out—Chezidek’s Mash Dem Down (2006), Jr.Kelly’s Piece Of The Pie (2013), Sizzla’s Fought For Dis, Luciano’s Qabalah Man, classics by Mark Wonder, the late, great Nelly Stharre, Bryan Art and more. The Overdub and Tabre Riddim albums are essential. In this time, Anthony looked beyond JA to work with artistes on the rise. Consider German Rootsman Uwe Banton’s Mental War and Sweden’s JAH Vibe’s More Prosperity ep—killer!! A plethora of upstanding singles by Mighty Diamonds, Bob Andy, Spectacular, Admiral Tibet and many more are worth seeking out. How good and pleasant it is to sight the consistent quality flow from this heartical producer.
SOLDIER exemplifies the ability to incorporate Roots intellect and flecks of other genres to create a sound worthy of all nations’ attention. Bring Back Love kicks off with pure engagement. Riding Youth Riddim, Vysionaer delivers with hearty manners over the bubbling and horns up riddim. With tenor tight virtue, Love to The Most High rings true. Boom tune! If You Don’t Mind displays the versatility of both artiste and producer. With stripped down drums and Soulfull guitar, the singer explores Babylonian criticism with original value. Safe to say that Anthony gives the artiste breathing room to stretch out and arranges the crisp riddim accordingly. Stunning piece of work!
Marley displays his Roots intellect on higher ground. Riding a Wailers caliber riddim, Delroy roams like a Lion with a triumphant tribute to Tuff Gong and injects singjay powers. Finger on rewind! One of the anchors of this label is attention to detail and crisp quality-you feel it double strong here. No Stoping is a masterpiece! Vysionaer upfront with totally original wailing and exalting over an intoxicating riddim that brings horn blasts up front and Hammond organ just sweet to cradle the well thought out arrangement. Pure inspiration from lyrics to riddim. Standout selection! The ep closes with the powerful, Soldier Man. Possibly inspired by Anthony (who served in the military), this is an anthem for all times. With lush guitar, Gospel tinged harmonies and organic atmosphere, Vysionaer successfully gives tribute to men and women serving in the military. Lyrically potent, he doesn’t overload this pertinent message but offers heartical simplicity and Anthony’s lush production to spread out. Real deal sounds all around!