Another poetic flourish from Moor Mother here, as she continues to build the anticipation for her new album. Following on from the Pink Siifu assisted, Obsidian, this new joint offers a more melodious sound in terms of the production and another great feature in the form of lojii. Black Encyclopedia of the Air is due for release on 17 September via Anti Records.
It’s another sublime offering from R.A.P. Ferreira, as he releases his new album into the world. The artist formerly known as Milo has long been lauded as an MC who embraces the more poetic side of rap and on this latest album, we hear that stylistic blend taken to beautiful new heights. Production throughout is handled by The Jefferson Park Boys – aka Kenny Segal, Mike Parvizi, and Mr Carmack – who conjure up an equally absorbing selection of beats to match Ferreira’s vocals, from the jazz-funk strains of No Starving Artists and Laundry, to the more down-tempo joys of earlier single, Doldrums, and the Mike Ladd assisted, An Idea is a Work of Art. Ladd is one of only two features on the album, with Open Mike Eagle making a nice appearance on Pinball. The full glory of the album is available for you to explore below and downloads are available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “R.A.P. Ferreira: Purple Moonlight Pages (Stream)”
Pleased to see the birth of yet another new project from Milo, an artist who only seems to be content when he’s in the lab, which is fine by me given the consistent high quality of his material. Following on the not too distant footsteps of his recent Nostrum Grocers collaboration with ELUCID, he now returns with a solo effort with a title that appears to have been picked from a line on the Nostrum album – budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies. The track names continue in the same vein with excellent titles like the esteemed saboteur reggie baylor hosts an evening at the scallops hotel, aubergine cloak and thinking while eating a handful of almonds. Of the album itself, Milo explains “this album doesn’t have an arc or a point or a moral to preach. it’s a contemporary rhythm and poetry album made by someone who loves the form and enjoys creating what they want to hear in the world”, which is rather beautiful when you think about it. You can stream the full project below and downloads are available now over on Bandcamp, along with some more background info. Continue reading “Milo: budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies (Stream)”
As the rest of the world collectively stares in disbelief at America, Elucid drops a poignant audio track entitled I Want A President, which is a cover of a poem by Zoe Leonard. You can have a listen below. Continue reading “Elucid: I Want A President”