Loosely translated La Bella Vita, an Italian saying, means The Beautiful Life. This is the title of the six track electronica EP by multifaceted artist Phenyo Kgaffe, otherwise known as IIndMan.
Being an avid fan of this style of music, I became immediately excited when I found that it was a South African who had created this impeccable body of work. The EP is well though-out and brilliantly executed. Sometimes one yearns to listen to some music without having to take constant death threats and constant reminders of the artist’s ‘dopeness’. La Bella Vita offers you a transient trip to literally wherever you want to be.
The inscription on the EP reads:
An escape route to learning to appreciate the things you have in the life you’re living – it is your present. Teach your children that a person is more valuable than any treasure found on this earth, teach them to love, teach them to sing, and dance, teach them to be courageous, and tell them they will be victorious on anything they put their heart and mind to, teach them honesty and to never give up hope. The end of something is always the beginning of something else.
I commend IIndMan on his constant delivery of great art; musically, graphically and otherwise. Besides the original version of La Bella Vita, a live version of the EP exists. Its good to know that there are artists who value their craft entirely. Listen to, share and trip to La Bella Vita; its a worthy experience.
Check out his Tumblr Blog too