Gifted and Blessed – Heard and Unheard – New LP
Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker has been putting out records for the past two decades, flitting between monikers including Frankie Reyes, The Steoples, The Reflektor and The Abstract Eye. This year, he brings one of his long standing and prolific projects Gifted & Blessed to Stones Throw. Gifted & Blessed's new album Heard and Unheard distills years of making music in a variety of styles and under different names into a singular statement. Heard and Unheard was created using a semi-modular synthesizer, several effects processors and a pair of analogue drum machines.
The album is made up of ten reflective and hypnotic tracks with emphasis on texture and atmosphere – both music to lose yourself to, and music to get lost in. Gifted & Blessed aka Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker was a founding member of the L.A. beat scene, he performed at the very first Low End Theory events, and has produced and collaborated with artists including Kelela, Ras G, and Steve Arrington. He has since made a name for himself in the underground electronic and dance music scenes, releasing music on Eglo and All City, among others. Gifted & Blessed’s music has earned a loyal fanbase and has been heard in film and tv. Cult following gained from previous albums most recently under Frankie Reyes and The Steoples on Stones Throw inc. Clash, Loud & Quiet, Consequence of Sound, BBC 6 Music, KCRW, and more.