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Topic subjectTall Black Guy - Airplane Mode
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3030579, Tall Black Guy - Airplane Mode
Posted by rmcphedr, Tue Mar-02-21 04:19 AM
https://tallblackguy.bandcamp.com/album/airplane-mode

https://open.spotify.com/album/5sdT4OcHMS1lrZJAcuWHI1?si=8JjIE4eKTbSfKTpVQPT1Kw

His best work to date, by quite a wide margin. He has really developed his own sound on this one - the interplay between sample and playing is pretty seamless.
3030580, RE: Tall Black Guy - Airplane Mode
Posted by spidey, Tue Mar-02-21 09:42 AM
Hyped to listen to this...much appreciated...
3030625, Just copped for Bandcamp Friday.
Posted by LeroyBumpkin, Fri Mar-05-21 06:42 PM
I need to just subscribe and get all of his stuff.
3032219, just have to up this
Posted by thebigfunk, Sun May-02-21 08:26 AM
Listened again while easing into this morning and there's something really musically rich about this release that is hard to put a finger on. It's a great listen as an album, start to finish, no skips. I'm tired of skits and spoken intros/outros/interludes but even those all work here -- I'm not skipping them.

There's also a positivity that feels very affirming right now - and ont just because of the spoken bits - but that might just be where I am/what I need. Hearing the musicians talking and playing off each other on one or two tracks furthers this too. It's clear he had a great time putting it together and it comes through in the music.

The Zo! collab, too, is so solid musically and feels similarly uplifting.

Hadn't copped physicals yet so doing that now if they're out there, it's well-deserved. Both of these will probably be near the top of my 2021 list.

-thebigfunk

~ i could still snort you under the table ~
3032220, I’ve been playing Abstractions a lot more since it came out
Posted by DJR, Sun May-02-21 10:49 AM
but that’s because I’m more of a full album with vocals than instrumentals type, at least for repeated listens. Airplane Mode is cool too though.