The Leano- Steps To Leanoland

February 26th, 2006

Out on Colar J Records, this is a solid unit of work and a healthy debut release, consisting of the economic but enjoyable production by Colliss and Meka. Leano's vocals suit the stripped down nature of the beats. He's got a listenable flow of a poetry performance lean, whilst the lyrics aren't hugely exciting, but do display intelligence and good intent. At thirteen tracks, the album tires slightly towards the end, although it's impressive that the album employs a consistent soundscape from start to finish, and it's nice that there seems to have been little attempt to create the standard UK hiphop vibe which most first offerings by an artist tend to aim for.



3 Responses to “The Leano- Steps To Leanoland”

  1. greg Says:

    I really enjoyed the album, and really found it a breathe of fresh air for the scene. There should be more ppl sticking their neck out to break boudries. i agree that he has a long way to go, but for a debut i reckon its dope.

    gregman

  2. leo Says:

    I thought this was one of the most exciting presses i’ve come across all year….really fresh soound with songs full of concepts…. he really chats on the point and is focused on communicating a message…definitally thumbs up

  3. jim Says:

    I liked it alot….