A Symbol & A Sound is the debut album by the Unity Gain Theory, a collective of souls in collaboration with producer Bryn Griffiths.
A dazzling musical journey, Griffiths crosses jazz, funk, electronica and hip-hop. Through soulful spoken word, sultry singing and conscious rap the tracks are infused with the individuality of the talented vocalists.
More or Les, Allonymous, Lyric L, Sophie Faricy, Juice Aleem & HKB Finn collectively personify what the Unity Gain Theory is all about, life, passion & soul. The result is difficult to categorize evoking the sounds of a jazz club house band jamming on open mic night.
Hints of Griffiths influences- Gil Scott Herron, Tribe Called Quest, 4Hero, Roy Ayres - are subtly discernible.
For this project, Griffiths conspired with Wayne Lotek, the gifted producer behind Lotek Hifi and Roots Manuva amongst others.
Initial composition was laptop based. The addition of live instruments blends effortlessly to deliver a distinctive authentic sound.
A Symbol & A Sound is a fine album. A true original with mass appeal, it possesses a depth and beauty rarely heard in the hard-edged modern world.