OUT: Album '2022' by GALV & Jan Faati
GALV is an absolutely exceptional MC who enjoys great respect within the hip hop scene. His rap style, his flows as well as his voice are unique in the German HipHop landscape and his live skills are outstanding.
For his eighth album, GALV has teamed up with singer and producer Jan Faati as executive producer. Together, the two have built a musically exceptionally adept and poetically sophisticated album that nevertheless always remains catchy, light and funky.
Despite the collaboration of numerous musicians and producers, "2022" sounds rounded and as if from a single mold. On the one hand, this is due to the fact that GALV's very variable but extremely recognizable rap style holds the tracks together; at the same time, it is due to the influence of Jan Faati, who manages to unite the different influences into a musical work of art.
"2022" is an album in the best sense of the word: well conceived, elaborated down to the last detail, full of attention to detail and surprises, and all the while it seems unstrained and funky.