itt: kinda out there, maybe kinda experimental, maybe kinda pretentious modern r&b

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gotta post one of my favorite J*Davey songs:

"No More" -- supersexy and I love the lyrics.. "I just wanna climb/ and leave some footprints on the wall"

The Reverend, Wednesday, 24 December 2008 11:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

Commix f/ Steve Space "How You Gonna Feel"

The Reverend, Wednesday, 24 December 2008 11:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

should read "Steve Spacek" blah

The Reverend, Wednesday, 24 December 2008 11:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

"can u eat my butt?"

only if i can spew it out on your face.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Wednesday, 24 December 2008 12:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

increase the peace

The Reverend, Thursday, 25 December 2008 11:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

i'm goin' in

baby got bahn (country matters), Thursday, 25 December 2008 11:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

i just want to put "dollar" up here, because i fucking love that song

winston, Friday, 26 December 2008 04:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

thankig u winston

The Reverend, Friday, 26 December 2008 05:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

Haven't had much of a chance to wander through youtube linkages, etc. But I finally gave the Foreign Exchange album a spin and whether or not it fits properly into this category, it's really something else.

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 26 December 2008 06:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

Does the new Raphael Saadiq album have any place being mentioned on this thread? It's fucking fantastic; one of my favorite albums this year.

Muomas (nickalicious), Friday, 26 December 2008 06:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

No.

The Reverend, Friday, 26 December 2008 06:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sorry to be condescending, but have you read the thread title or listened to anything posted in this thread?

The Reverend, Friday, 26 December 2008 06:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

I figured Leave It All Behind was fair game, given that it was brought up two or three times, and the prominence of Muhsinah on the album. Sorry.

Regardless, the highlight of a lot of it for me is the disconnect between the three-part harmonies, lush production and the almost mundane quality of some of the lyrics. (Not in a bad way...just...it's a lot of day-to-day details of relationships. Bringing you wings for yo' lunch break, and so forth.) Entrancing stuff.

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 26 December 2008 06:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sorry, that was in reponce to nick's post, not yours. As far as I'm concerned, FE are fair game for this thread. I posted a couple of their tracks earlier. And your post is totally otm. One of the best albums of the year. I love how it captures both the mundanities and complexities of a relationship... and shows how they intertwine.

The Reverend, Friday, 26 December 2008 07:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

I also love how the Phonte vs female vocals are played against each other in unexpected ways throughout, avoiding cliched duet formats.

The Reverend, Friday, 26 December 2008 07:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

This thread is particularly perfect given the nebulous status/release dates of Pts. 2 and/or 3 of New Amerykah. I desperately need more stoned afrofuturist science-funktion in my life.

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 26 December 2008 07:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

Need to give LIAB a few more spins before I can comment on more than the first impression of WOW.

the other Alex in MTL, in fact (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 26 December 2008 07:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

Shit sorry man! FWIW I have listened to almost all of these posted on here, I own the Flying Lotus LA album and Georgia Anne Muldrow's Olesi Fragments on Earth. Whatever. Sorry.

Muomas (nickalicious), Friday, 26 December 2008 07:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also I figured it fit in under the "maybe kinda pretentious" label but like I said sorry.

Muomas (nickalicious), Friday, 26 December 2008 07:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

Naw, I should be the one apologizing. Sorry I was such a dick. And yeah, the Saadiq album is kinda pretentious in it's own way, but the emphasis I wanted is more on the out-thereness and experimentalism. (I might be undermining that with my pimping for Foreign Exchange, but they at least have a v. modern sound and run in these circles.) I just kinda had a "oh no!" moment because slavish retro-soul is pretty much 180 degrees away from what I wanted this this thread to be about. (Btw, how is Olesi?)

The Reverend, Friday, 26 December 2008 07:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

haha I am almost afraid to start seeking out the stuff on this thread I don't already know (i.e. most of it) simply because I'm trying to ease into '09 rather than keep digging into '08, but when I like this kind of stuff I like it a lot. thanks for starting it Rev! I'm looking fwd to seeing how it develops.

Matos W.K., Friday, 26 December 2008 08:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

A good amount of the stuff in this thread predates the past year, and I have no idea what I'd be easing into in '09 anyway. It just feels like in the past couple months this sort of stuff has really captivated me.

The Reverend, Friday, 26 December 2008 08:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

This thread is particularly perfect given the nebulous status/release dates of Pts. 2 and/or 3 of New Amerykah.

There should be Muhsinah and Platinum Pied Pipers albums coming in the couple months. XD

The Reverend, Friday, 26 December 2008 09:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

what ive heard of the new ppp album is (not great) retro 60s soul. was never crazy about them in the first place but theyve done quite a turn around.

some of my favourite experimental R&B stuff from the past year or 2 are the tiombe lockheart tracks on the wajeed war album. really incredible. better than georgia anne any day ;)

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Friday, 26 December 2008 11:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

greg tate on MeShell Ndegeocello's The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams: "stupendously, consistently genius"

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Just checked out this album and ^o^. It strikes me as an album that will take a while to unpack. "Elliptical" is my initial favorite.

xp: I still haven't heard any of the new PPP so judgement reserved. I still need to check out Lockhart.

CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (The Reverend), Friday, 26 December 2008 11:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

DAMN Janelle Monae's unreleased Audition from 2003 smokes!

Especially:

Letting Go

My Favorite Nothing (despite its production being an obv Hey Ya knockoff)

bro pono (PappaWheelie V), Monday, 29 December 2008 04:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also, Sincerely, Jane from her 07 EP has caught me

bro pono (PappaWheelie V), Monday, 29 December 2008 04:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Letting Go" has been a favorite since it appeared on Big Boi's Got Purp? vol. 2 comp

Дyo! (The Reverend), Monday, 29 December 2008 04:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

I regret waiting so long to check it. It's my favorite song at the moment.

bro pono (PappaWheelie V), Monday, 29 December 2008 04:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

Another thing I love about the Foreign Exchange album: It totally captures that Aaliyah-style future-classy vibe.

Дyo! (The Reverend), Monday, 29 December 2008 08:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

I can't find it to post here, but Tiombe Lockhart and Bilal's duet "Strange" is very much worth checking out. It's built very minimally, mostly around a simple, unvarying string bass loop, and features Lockhart and Bilal, using phrasing that signifies jazz moreso than soul, completing each other's thoughts until they finally come together for the chorus. It is tremendously sweet.

Дyo! (The Reverend), Monday, 29 December 2008 10:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

anyone check out the new theo parrish single, "chemistry"? it's got om'mas from sa-ra and steve spacek on it, as well as plenty of other collaborators. i personally found it a little too jammy at first but it's seriously growing on me. also the new moodymann ep does a similar thing (all by himself) but even better i think. i linked to this on another thread, but i reviewed the moodymann here, if anyone's interested in checking out the house end of the spectrum on r&b experimentalism:
http://bassandsuperstructure.blogspot.com/2008/12/moody-detriot-67.html
unfortunately these are both only available on vinyl i think, but if you do vinyl seriously worth it.

unclejam79, Monday, 29 December 2008 16:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

^^^ I will be checking that out, as I'm currently playing Steve Spacek's 2005 album and is growing on me (in an Amp Fiddler way)

fuck washing a cat (PappaWheelie V), Tuesday, 30 December 2008 21:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

*****SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION*****

Wrote an article about Georgia Anne Muldrow here.

The Reverend, Friday, 2 January 2009 06:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

Since I've properly tagged "Strange" as being by Leron Thomas, anyone heard more from dude?

Curious if I should prioritize his Dirty Draws series.

Crackhead #2 (PappaWheelie V), Friday, 2 January 2009 17:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

and lol @ lastfm tagging Strange as featuring "Tiambe Lockhart"

I should probably get that whole Tiombe project that track comes from. Looks intersting.

Crackhead #2 (PappaWheelie V), Friday, 2 January 2009 17:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

anyone check out the new theo parrish single, "chemistry"? it's got om'mas from sa-ra and steve spacek on it, as well as plenty of other collaborators. i personally found it a little too jammy at first but it's seriously growing on me...

― unclejam79, Monday, December 29, 2008 11:29 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark

Fucking hott

Crackhead #2 (PappaWheelie V), Saturday, 3 January 2009 05:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

Lovin Tiombe's Electric Bullets now (almost as much as Johnnie Walker)

Waajeed & Tiombe Lockhart interview.

She immediately cites the band Suicide (twice) as inspiration for Soul music.

Waajeed being crazy.

Crackhead #2 (PappaWheelie V), Saturday, 3 January 2009 06:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

is he wearing a fucking morning star around his neck? that is the punkest thing I've seen all day

::cannon:: (The Reverend), Saturday, 3 January 2009 06:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

Crackhead #2 (PappaWheelie V), Saturday, 3 January 2009 06:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

I don't know if this fits with this thread but I don't know where else to post it right now. The Dazz Band "Let It Whip".

Completely fucking bad ass, if you ask me.

With Oatmeal Sauce (Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You), Saturday, 3 January 2009 22:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

it doesnt really fit in with this thread no

choom gangsta (deej), Saturday, 3 January 2009 22:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Anyone hear Fader Suite903 No.15? Has a lot of overlap:

http://www.discogs.com/release/1107955

1-1 Garth Trinidad Intro - Thank You
1-2 Sa-Ra Creative Partners Space Fruit
Producer - Sa-Ra Creative Partners
1-3 J*DaVeY Dancehall
Producer - Brook D'Leau
Rap [Featuring] - Kardinal Offishall
1-4 J*DaVeY Lalalaland
Producer - Brook D'Leau
Rap [Featuring] - Elucid
1-5 Coultrain vs Waajeed The Hustler
Producer - Waajeed
1-6 Chuck Brown Block Party
Rap [Featuring] - DJ Kool
1-7 Cool Kids What It Is
1-8 Wale Good Girls
1-9 Wanlov The Kubolor Never Die
1-10 Vieux Farka Touré Sangaré (DJ Center Remix)
Remix - DJ Center
1-11 Mark Pritchard & Steve Spacek Turn It On
Producer - Mark Pritchard
1-12 DJ Vadim Got To Rock (Aaron Jerome Remix)
Remix - Aaron Jerome
1-13 Politik, The Money (Don't Let It Catch Ya) (Maddslinky Remix)
Remix - Maddslinky
1-14 Taylor McFerrin Broken Vibes (Isoul8 Edit)
Remix - Isoul8
Vocals - Vincent Parker (2)
1-15 Ruth Ann Cunningham* Be Free
1-16 Vikter Duplaix Make A Baby (Remix)
1-17 Stoney Rock A Song About Her
Producer - Stoney Rock
1-18 Jill Scott Epiphany
Producer - Scott Storch
2-1 Rocket Science (3) Intro
Producer - GE-OLOGY
Voice [Drop] - Benji B , Waajeed
2-2 Black Pocket U're A Sta
Producer - Steve Spacek
2-3 Bilal Heaven
2-4 Kim Hill Nutshell
2-5 Politik, The She's Gone
Producer - Mark De Clive-Lowe
2-6 Deborah Jordan Home
Rap [Featuring] - Replife
2-7 G&D Time
Producer - Georgia Anne Muldrow
2-8 DJ Spinna Tribute To The G.O.A.T.
Producer - DJ Spinna
2-9 Electric Conversation Hey
Vocals [Featuring] - Patricia Marx
2-10 Replife Spirit
2-11 Umod U Better Recognise
Producer - Domu
2-12 Paola Jean Featherlight
2-13 Spacek They Don't Know You
Rap [Featuring] - Common
Vocals [Featuring] - Ledisi , Raphael Saadiq
2-14 Dolphin (9) Airsounds For Libras
Producer - Dolphin (9)
2-15 Tiombe Lockhart & Waajeed The Overtaking
Guitar - Saadiq
Producer - Waajeed
2-16 Cuba After Market Without Regrets
Producer - Roddy Rod
Vocals [Featuring] - Muhsinah
2-17 Morgan Zarate M.A.B.
Producer - Morgan Zarate
Vocals - Sarah Anne Webb
2-18 GE-OLOGY Longin'
Producer - GE-OLOGY
Vocals [Featuring] - Yukimi Nagano
2-19 Jack Sample Pros Perskryptshyn
Co-producer - JackSmiles.aka.Chordz*
Producer - FlyJack
2-20 Replife Put It Down
Vocals [Featuring] - Kissey Asplund
2-21 Q-Tip Work It Out
2-22 Common Drivin' Me Wild
Keyboards - Omar Edwards
Producer - Kanye West
Vocals [Featuring] - Lily Allen
2-23 Angie Stone Baby

Crackhead #2 (PappaWheelie V), Saturday, 3 January 2009 23:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

^^^ got me more curious about GE-OLOGY

Crackhead #2 (PappaWheelie V), Saturday, 3 January 2009 23:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

ws sy smith /ws


(but i'm a sucker for style)

Crackhead #2 (PappaWheelie V), Sunday, 4 January 2009 00:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

Listening to the Sy Smith album now and it is sweet.

Patrick South, Sunday, 4 January 2009 07:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

which sy smith album? i got one of hers a while back cos i loved one or two of her early songs and thought it was really dull. great production but totally song-less.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Sunday, 4 January 2009 11:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I haven't heard her albums, but that's the impression I got from the track posted upthread.

The Reverend, Monday, 5 January 2009 03:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

i tend to think that about a lot of this kind of music though, esp georgia anne. although im not sure she even has the great production thing going for her.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Monday, 5 January 2009 13:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

Checking out disc 2 of Fader Suite903 No.15 now.

2-6 Deborah Jordan Home

WHOA!

This track is exclusive to the mix. Was unaware of her before this.

A youtube search turned up one tacky live jazz show that she was featured at. Not worth posting.

Anyone know of any decent tracks out there featuring Deborah Jordan other than this?

burnt_station (PappaWheelie V), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 02:27 (5 years ago) Permalink


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