Wednesday, 17 December 2014

D'Angelo /// Black Messiah



All hail the Black Messiah known as D'Angelo! His eagerly awaited album has dropped and it's gooooood!

I love the album's "loose" feel, all its components flow together beautifully and doesn't overbear the listener. 'Really Love' features classical guitars weaving through a thick, wandering bass line.
'Black Messiah' is an album that celebrates Black music and nods to it's successors, there's hints of Sly & Robbie's 'There's A Riot Goin' On' and shades of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Goin' On.'
I feel the album came out at the right time. The social-political themes of D'Angelo's writing suit the current atmosphere of the black community in America, in fact, it's been mentioned that the riots moved the album's release forward. 
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Monday, 1 December 2014

Thriftworks /// Fadest

Wow, this guy! Thriftworks has gone for the hatrick dropping his 3rd album in the pace of 6 weeks! I know I only posted about him a few weeks back but this guy move faster than I can type! I've only heard 'Pearly Whites' so far but its a majestic, smooth number! I understand what people mean when they say he creates 'vivid soundscapes!'

Big up yourself Thriffy!

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