2.2.09

on our way home



Past week has been insanity with work, new friends just moved to town, housing interviews, and what not. Sorry if this blog has been dusty!

That said, I've been listening to lots more hip-hop-oriented stuff as of recent-- nothing too radio-friendly, but some gems. Perhaps one of the most heralded albums of 2008 was Los Angeles by Flying Lotus, and with good reason. Along with some more danceable numbers like "Parisian Goldfish" (which also functioned as a soundtrack to an unaired Tim & Eric bit), the album is full of some truly insane, left-field beats. "RobertaFlack" is a smoothed-out, almost neo-soul number with a nice, lazy roll to it, an excellent melodic loop, hi-frequency synth squawks and lazered moments, and some very ethereal vocals, courtesy of Dolly. The track's end features some hallucinogenic acid lines of great sonic texture. A fucking plus.

Flying Lotus- RobertaFlack (featuring Dolly)



Next up is a track from Omar-S' hip-hop record. "Turn and Walk Away" just has that special sound of old-school hip-hop: beautiful cracklin' piano samples, crisp hi-hats and near-explosive snare hits. The nostalgic quality to the track is inescapable, and really makes me feel great. Should do the same for you! Now we just need some vocals on this biz.

Omar-S- Turn and Walk Away

Soon enough: a great, unheralded deep piece from last year.

3 comments:

James said...

I've been playing 'Psychotic Photosynthesis' to death lately - had no idea Omar S made these types of tracks, too! Great stuff - definitely going to track down the rest of his catalogue.

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