Donn T: Gramophonica
Donn T’s style is infectious and engagingly soulful. Each of the four tracks on her new EP, Gramophonica, shine from the inside out with a bold, neo-vintage brilliance. Her first full-length album, 2010’s Kaleidoscopic, served up a unique and charismatic mix of futuristic, yet earthy, undeniably refreshing blend of R&B infused with house and electro-pop. Back then, she also seemed to have predicted the future, because currently, while most mainstream R&B and pop music is so intertwined in the sonic space of EDM, she engaged in and mastered that feat years ago. Each of the songs on Gramophonica will be included on her second full-length album that will be released in early 2015, entitled Flight of the Donn T. If mostly like the EP, it will boast a vibrancy of sounds anchored less in electronic abundance and more in a larger, fuller rhythm and blues space with keys and fiery guitars and funnels of thriving bass lines growing around her soulful vocals. Swirls of intoxicating instrumentation abound on the catchy, righteous run of “Midnight,” a song about a breakdown in communication. The mysterious sonic dynamics on “Viva” feel just right for a James Bond opening sequence while “Waiting” possesses such a sexy and sultry ambience, one gets lost in the softened tempo and chops of guitar that set the rest of the tune on fire. Gramophonica is now available for purchase. On December 2nd, Donn T will perform at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City as part of the Communion Tour with Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons.