Stop whatever it is that you’re doing right now and listen to The Philharmonik’s self-titled debut album.
It is only on the rarest of occasions that a release such as this bounces its way into our lives. A supremely talented multidimensionalist, The Philharmonik brings a unique direction to each of his numerous musical paths. Whether he’s rapping in a style cerebral and poetic, exploding with funky and soulful vocal bouts, attacking the keys, or putting his unique mind towards production, the incomparable artist is best compared to legends from George Clinton to D’Angelo to Anderson .Paak and back again with a little touch of YGTUT thrown in.
Something about his vast range of styling is simultaneously so cohesive. It takes a special kind of artist to create music that makes its case for the most innovative and highest quality in any one genre. It takes the artist of a generation to perfect his craft across the music spectrum and make a play at the top spot of multiple styles. It takes The Philharmonik to take R&B, soul, funk, hip-hop, and electronic, make them his own, stay true to himself, and put together a debut album as good as any ever, exhibiting his one-of-a-kind sound and top-tier musicianship in every single track.
From top to bottom, The Philharmonik’s debut is a work of creative genius on par in quality and importance with albums like Black Messiah and Malibu. And in due time, by due process, the Philharmonik is due to find himself seated amongst his fellow multidimensional gods in the flourishing global scene of unbound and indefinable music.