Starkey - Ear Drums and Black Holes. There’s actually not much that I can say about the album. It’s good, has that post-dubstep’ish electro/wonky feel to it. A couple of the cuts are a bit annoying or hard to listen to, 3 of the 5 vocal tracks are probably not the best fit with the being high/on dope rap, however it all depends on the tastes. The track above is the most hard hitting on the album and I wish someone comes up with a powerful video to it, the video below is the smoothest cut with the soothing singing of Anneka over a very hazy/neon light all around type track. Enjoy!
Today a new track from the upcomming album Underneath The Pine got leaked (on purpose) in the internet. This is something different from what we’ve already seen from Toro. Very funky sound and an uptempo beat. Enjoy.
Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong. Beautiful and passionate singing from the woman responsible for the vocals in FlyLo’s “Tea Leaf Dancers” and all of the vocal tracks from Bonobo’s last album “Black Sands”. As a matter of fact, this album has definitely got the Bonobo sound in most of the songs alongside a very sad jazzy feel to the others.
And, in addition, I just couldn’t not share the two dopest remixes on Andreya Triana’s songs
Carlitta Durand - Nostalgic Nights. Very nice neo-soul’ish album. Carlitta was the woman responsible for the soulfulest hooks on the Little Brother albums and now is part of the Foreign Exchange (alongside FE itself, ZO!, Darien Brockington). I really like the versatile approach with the modern/hip-hop’ish/jazzy sounding in different tracks.
Pariah - Safehouses EP. Pariah is making quite a buzz in the post-dubstep’ish world. He got known after remixing The XX’s Basic Space and now seems to be drifting between style searching for his own sound. Safehouses is proof to that. Jumping from melodic/easy listening to some squeky/percussion full/synthed out tracks he’s definitely showing how skillful he is at everything. Let’s hope he continues at the same pace as he started.
P.S. - and yes, today is ‘post the most different genres day’ lol
Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows. No wonder why jokingly (but truly) Talib Kweli is called ‘Your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper’. I wouldn’t say that this album will become a classic, but it’s a definite must hear. Generally speaking, this is Kweli as everybody knows him - wise, purposely arrogant (in a good way), sticking to his roots and rapping as it should be done. As to the beat part - all in all it’s great,excepting two tracks - I’m On One and Tater Tot. However, people usually listen to him because of what he’s saying, but personally I can’t listen to a track with an annoying beat no matter who is rapping. Nonetheless, this doesn’t make the album worse, there should be skippable tracks (according to everyone’s own taste), and Gutter Rainbows is a great listen.
Here’s a little album update. I missed this in 2010. Don’t know why, but this thing is great. Frightened Rabbit is a Scottish band and this is like their third album. Haven’t really heard about them before. Well, it’s never too late to discover a good band you know.
In support to good music go to soulection web page and download this very soulful compilation. Hear the teaser below.
A place where innovating music, art, life-style and intriguing perspectives coincide. What started off as an idea, rapidly turned into a reality. We put together a selection of music that we felt would be a great introduction to show you how music should sound like. 29 talented artists from all over the world felt our vision and we’re willing to create and contribute their sounds. It doesn’t matter what your preference of music is, the music within this project is universal and timeless. This release is for you and it will be part of the launch of our new site. All 25 tracks will be available to download in full-individual track length (Jan. 24, 2011). Massive Respect to you & to all the great individuals involved in this release. The Future is yours.