she recorded it based off jam sessions on the Big Island, and used "healing crystal bowls" through the entire project, lol. overall probably not feeling it as much as Trip, but i have to say it cast a warm calming spell over me yesterday morning when i rinsed the whole thing.
20. "I like it better than Trip and less than Souled Out" In response to Reply # 19
I think that Jhene's music got much worse after that debut album. This is a step in the right direction. Someone needs to tell her that 20+ track albums are not that move. It's way too long. But I really like Tryna Smoke and 10k Hours.
-- "You can't beat white people. You can only knock them out."
"There is only one god and his name is death. And there is only one thing we say to death: not today."
21. "'No Beginning No End 2' by Jose James" In response to Reply # 0
He's off Blue Note now and set up his own Rainbow Blonde label which seems promising. New album has an excellent guest list including Pino, Christian Scott, Aloe Blacc, Ledisi, Laura Mvula, Kris Bowers and more...
26. "Unfortunately I was one of the ones a bit confused by the 'Madness' albu..." In response to Reply # 24
His Brownswood years were his golden period for me. He's absolutely done some incredible things since those first two albums but that period was him at his best - the albums ('The Dreamer' and 'Blackmagic'), the remixes, the guest spots, b-sides. It all really connected for me.
28. "I really really like NBNE..." In response to Reply # 27
but I far preferred the first half. The second half - as the jazz offering - to me didn't match anything on 'The Dreamer'. As a complete project though I really liked it, the people he worked with, the Spinna, Taylor McFerrin and Oddisee remixes, the iTunes live set.
I remember the promo that came out for 'Madness' and he talked about being inspired by artists including Ellie Goulding which was a huge record scratching comparison to make.