Former frontman of the much-missed live band D.O.P.E. (Disciples Of Panic Earth); veteran performer with a whole host of live improv bands and at open mics all over Edinburgh and Glasgow, Solareye has a confident, natural flow, combined with an innate gift for storytelling. This debut offering is straight-up rap music that will appeal to jazz junkies, funk fans and hip-hop headz alike. Relying heavily on live instrumentation, ‘Somniloquy’ is a direct shot to the heart: not just for hip-hop fans, but music lovers in general. This is hip-hop more in tune with the proletariat poems of Burns, and bred with the gritty prose of contemporary laureates such as Welsh and Kelman. Hip-hop is merely the bed for this socially conscious somniloquist.