In need of some new music that will blow you away? Make sure you get to know all about Kenton Hall and The Necessary Measures! Here with a double debut album with ‘Idiopath’ and ‘Omniopath’, which was released on January 31st, they promise to be a fantastic yet experimental collection of music that will be a fan favourite within just a few seconds of listening. With some immense talent lending their hand on this project, with the likes of Steve Nieve, The Swinging Laurels and Vivien Scotson, you can be sure that this is a release that you cannot miss out on!
With the first album, ‘Idiopath’, we decided to highlight a few tracks to give you an idea of what kind of approach Hall has taken. The first track, ‘Careful How You Go’, introduces itself as a track that you could quite easily get up and dance to, with music that pops and Kenton Hall delivering vocals that match the music with every note and word. A great song, and a fantastic start to an album that could be one of the best we’ve heard this year.
The next track, ‘Dumb as a Brick’, shows that Hall’s music is capable of more than just one skillset. Putting out a track that has gone away from the dance feel to a slower track that showcases an almost sombre vocal style that is a welcome change. Although a different style, it still contains the storytelling lyrics that we loved about the first track, with the band of Necessary Measures and Kenton Hall dovetailing together brilliantly.
The last track we selected to feature, ‘Going Too Far’ is yet another example of how Kenton Hall can be a musical chameleon, capable of experimenting with his music outside of what we would expect. Not tied to any particular approach or feeling, Hall and The Necessary Measures demonstrate clear musical ability by the ease of which they use each approach. The track itself trickles along with a piano and a drumbeat that give Hall the platform to give a vocal performance that sticks in the mind, only made better by the addition of some quality guitar riffs.
It’s an album that really shows itself as a master’s example of how to make music of all kinds. A unique sound and approach to music, all held together by immense talent that is sure to be the make-up of the second album, ‘Omnoipath’. If the musical ability of ‘Idiopath’ can be put into ‘Omniopath’, it’s safe to say that we’re in for yet another treat from Kenton Hall and The Necessary Measures.
As we head into ‘Omniopath’, we’re quickly introduced to Vivien Scotson, who sings the brilliant ‘I Think You Would Have Liked It Here’, which is brilliantly helped along by a piano. Using her vocals perfectly in every second, she delivers an emotive performance that demonstrates some of the very best storytelling. Scotson’s voice gives the song a feeling it deserves, with fantastically soft and delicate vocals that stand out, hitting all the right notes and perfectly matching up with how the music feels. Showing all the signs of quality that we saw in the first album, the second album ‘Omnipoath’ is shaping up to be yet another brilliant album.
Diving into the final track on the album, we’re shown another female vocalist in the form of Dorie Jackson, who shows herself to be yet another immense performer who is able to put emotion into the story that the song tells of a woman who no longer feels desired. Backed up by yet more fantastic music, it provides Jackson with the platform to deliver a remarkable performance that is still delivering on the best of what we heard on all the songs featured – a remarkable ability to change approach with ease.
With music as consistently good as this, it’s hard to ignore the quality of both ‘Idiopath’ and ‘Omniopath’, with both albums proving to be something that you absolutely need to get hold of. Released on January 31st, both projects are out now for you to dive into – make sure you don’t miss this!