With their new album, Hornography, The Potash Twins are not only showcasing their versatility throughout eleven dynamic songs, but they are also proving that the trumpet and trombone can easily fit into any genre of modern music. For those who don’t go out of their way to search out music with horn or brass instruments, they might associate them more with classical, jazz, funk or even ska acts, but The Potash Twins are effortlessly proving that they can not only fit into, but shape countless other styles of music.
The groundbreaking album is filled to the brim with guest appearances and features, from spoken word pieces from Andrew Zimmerman, Terry Crews and Bob Saget, to spectacular collaborations with artists like Cory Wong, King Green and Katie Maloney, just to name a few. There are no two songs on Hornography that sound exactly the same, yet the album doesn’t feel choppy or disconnected whatsoever. With an underlying theme of celebrating horn instruments, even the funk-inspired song, “Crypto Cowboy” featuring Cory Wong fits perfectly between the dance track, “Higher” featuring King Green, and the glitchy “So Sweet” which finds The Potash Twins exploring the rap world with Jazz Cartier. Other standouts on the album include the massive pop track, “Body Talk” featuring Kaeyra and Innanet James and the stunning, cinematic outro, which finds the duo accenting Bob Saget’s words in a way that you’d expect to hear in a film, perfectly driving the purpose of Hornography home.
If there is even one weakness on Hornography, it only comes in the album’s length. Throughout the eleven tracks, The Potash Twins transcend genre, but it almost feels like a taste test of what they’re capable of, and it’ll leave you wanting to hear even more and pressing play again as soon as the album comes to an end. But is that really a bad thing?