Kind of a weird day: a lot out there but it's a strange potpourri at the same time.
Main thing that I saw right away and am starting my day with:
L'Impératrice - Tako Tsubo I first heard these folks a few months ago and have been ALL OVER THEM. A bit hard to pin down in sound but basically French dance with heavy leaning toward disco/funk. Super solid musicianship, they aren't afraid to let instrumental breaks in and just groove for a while either, and their arrangements always have something a bit unexpected. Listening now and it's everything I hoped for. If you listen to one thing today and want something that will make you move a bit, maybe make it this (or just one song: either "Peur des filles" or "Voodoo?")
A few others: Armand Hammer - Haram Floating Points & Pharoah Sanders - Promises Tune-Yards - sketchy.
Lot of other stuff other there, too -- what are you checking for?
3. "*way* better than the last one" In response to Reply # 1
Maybe I was alone but I really didn't feel his last one, "Sweet Insomnia" at all. This reminds me a lot more of "ology" which is what hooked me to him (and is back on streaming btw, had been gone for a bit) -- not necessarily in style but in feel.
Only one listen in but it all sounds really good. "Chemical Romance." might be on repeat for a while -- has a full, rich sound -- reminds me of Maxwell, actually. "Dynamite" is great too and the Brandy feature is on point.
His attention to detail here is reminding me of why I liked "ology" so much -- going to pull that back out next!
7. "eh" In response to Reply # 3 Thu Apr-01-21 04:04 PM by fontgangsta
im putting this one in the same boat as Sweet Insomnia more or less, which is pretty disappointing
this and the last one are R&B records that 100 singers over the last decade could have made no one else on planet earth could have made Ology
So i was really hoping he would continue to make music that is "uniquely gallant" - but so much of his stuff since then has just been generic R&B to my ears. Its got his richness in it, which i dig - but theres nothing that makes me sit up straight and be like "wtf??" (wtf in a good way)