We get going with the initial first single; "Ascension Millennium" which was originally released back in 2013 and this gives you a general idea of how this album is going to pan out over the course of the next...22 songs. It's got an overly dramatic spoken-word intro; you've got God, heavens gates opening, angels...it's like Feldman is transcending being a regular artist and this is his message to all. It's very positive and very simple; believe in yourself. Be true to yourself and you will succeed. Musically, and especially visually when you watch the video, he's very unashamed of his homage to close friend Michael Jackson...some maybe look upon this as silly, but, it was shot in one take which is impressive in it's own right.
"Lovin Lies" takes a completely different direction and actually utilises a solid, dance-anthem style beat, the use of auto-tune during the chorus segments suit this style of music and for the most part, the whole track flows, but there are parts where Feldman's vocal is too gruff, or rough even and those moments bring an otherwise decent dance-pop track down. "Everybody" features rapper DOC ICE and here we have a genuine album highlight. The beat and rhythm is smooth, Feldman's approach is far better vocally and Doc gives the track a strong, FLO RIDA summer beach vibe, it's a pleasant listen. Speaking of established rappers...the one and only SNOOP DOGG features on the new single "Go 4 It!" and here again, we find a genuinely enjoyable track. There are more dance / dub elements, the collaboration works really well but, the video could have done without more MJ reference in dancing...best listened to, not watched this one.
Disk one isn't without it's flaws either...for example "4 Bid In Attraction" featuring KAYA JONES starts off with more angels reference to the point its just, corny, though even following this, the track itself is underwhelming in it's own way, there's a slow funk / techno feel to it and it just sounds, off...while "Duh!" is just...WELL DUH! No seriously...I can't cognitively put words to this, for that I will applaud Feldman. What has to be said here really, is that I will legitimately applaud Feldman for his vision and self belief, it's got funk, rap, dance, pop, soul and this...is just part one...where on earth is this going?...we'll find out on disk two! [TBC]