Following from his highly acclaimed debut album “Life Cycle”, Keeno puts forward his latest cinematic masterpiece on Med School with the “Preludes” EP. A stunning reminder of Keeno’s ability to infuse classically trained skill with modern day production, resulting in a four-track collection of uncompromised elegance - a must-have in any liquid drum and bass collection.
Alongside fellow Med School classmate Whiney, Keeno has created a welcomed escape from a landscape of noise with “Dignity Found”. Opening with a gentle intermittence of percussions, high-pitched string sections and expert intertwining of blissful melodies before dropping into a call and response of anthemic vocal echoes and euphoric, electric guitar.
Fulfilling Keeno’s reputation for soothing the soul of drum and bass, the up-tempo drums and hypnotic, male-led vocal of “One More Moment” provides four minutes of effortless listening. “Origin” delivers a delicate balance of prominent piano chords and enrapturing bass lines, whilst like a wave of silver shadow “The Moon Under the Water” provides the epitome of refined, liquid luxury.
Since hitting Med School’s radar in 2013, there’s been no shortage of support for young Will Keen already with three well-deserved award nominations, most prolifically ‘Best Album’ at the 2013 Drum & Bass Arena Awards.
With all four tracks fitting together like a perfectly completed puzzle, this EP is sure to draw in a new surge of devoted listeners, all the while ensuring guaranteed satisfaction for any preceding Keeno fan. As the title suggests, the ‘Preludes’ EP gives an apt introduction of what’s to come in 2015; clearly the future is very bright for this young Med School talent.