Aaron Coleman is an sgl artist whose music fuses spoken word, acid jazz, folk, and, eighties dance/electronica. Phylosoulfree is his debut CD—its pronounced "philo-soul-free" as in philosophy. The concept album and title reflects the singer/songwriter's formative years in the turbulent 1960s. "When I was at University of Houston in 1971, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the beatnik poet of the 60’s, came and read from his work. His loose free-form style and his usage of the English language, left a mark on my psyche.
Phylosoulfree is produced and distributed by 2osos Productions, an independent artist community created by Coleman and producer David Eduardo Flores Perez. Twelve original tracks are presented on the CD. Plus, there's a bonus track, At the End of My Rope, available for preview at the website. Coleman's haunting yet mellow eighties vibe is reminiscent of Terrence Trent D'Arby. Track 5, The Only One, is retro yet one of the more uptempo numbers. Track 8, We Can Get There, has a similar aesthetic but is funkier—Narada Michael Walden influenced with a touch of Kraftwerk. The twelfth and final track is a (dance) remix of We Can Get There, heavy on the basslines and breaks.
If music were Aaron Coleman's sole passion, he probably would have opted for a much more commercial route. Instead, he is an accomplished writer, poet and HIV activist and wants to add A&R rep to his already-full resume. "My next ambition: To produce and promote local artists."Phylosoulfree (2osos Productions) Interview with Aaron Coleman (Mandrake Society) Poet Profile (OutSmart)