The highly anticipated Beardyman album is finally here but the question every fan is asking is will it live up to all the hype? I have been an fan of Beardyman since I first heard his beatbox style online a few years ago on lastfm.com and was personally quite excited when it was rumoured the “king of sound and the ruler of beats,” was finally releasing an album. Despite starting out in 2006 he has never officially released an album despite his popularity, with the release of I Done A Album Beardyman fans can finally get in on the action,
Previously Beardyman is known as a live act musically and comically. A solo player recognised for his beatboxing style, I Done A Album proves there is much more to him than meets the eye. Unique in the way it addresses many musical influences, tracks such as Round The Clock Conclusions take you on a comedic journey and is quite unlike anything the fans would expect, while Twist Your Ankal exhibits the comedic style and delivery that Beardyman fans have come to expect. The album doesn’t take itself too seriously which was clearly the intention Beardyman had from the beginning with song titles such as Game Over (Latex Quim) and Blind Rabbits, Gonna Be Sick
The track Vampire Skank, which begins by leading you into a false sense of comic Eastern European security, then drops some hard dubstep beats to make your ears wobble in a most enjoyable way. The song Oh! features the vocal delights of Foreign Beggars with a very Bollywood influence to the track, ensuring the album has a very diverse feel throughout and will appeal to many. No two songs are alike and each track ends with the listener waiting in anticipation for what will come next. Where Does Your Mind Go was the first song to be released from the album and demonstrates that Beardyman is a force to be reckoned with, it is one of the stand out tracks from the album and is sure to get people listening to him if they haven’t before.
Beardyman is quoted as saying “no pretext, no agenda, just music as I’d like to hear it, as eclectic as my Ipod shuffle,” and with various influential music genres such as breaks, dubstep, electro, disco, drum & bass, Bollywood, African and Eastern European all present, his first album certainly has something for everyone, loyal fans will not be disappointed.