Nala Sinephro - beautiful new cosmic/spiritual jazz/fusion/electro/REALLY GOOD debut on Warp

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This is a real stunner of a debut LP. Seems to be sold out on vinyl instantly with no re-press until January 2022.... one record store dude told me new copies were going for £100 on discogs the week of release. Anyway it's fantastic and will be one of my records of the year. Sad to have missed a London show a few weeks back before I was aware of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqi_EZ0DgrA

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Thursday, 30 September 2021 08:44 (two months ago) link

probably throw 'ambient' in the mix too? it's a gorgeous record

ufo, Thursday, 30 September 2021 09:10 (two months ago) link

i thought that the second after I hit post. there's a huge amount going on in there, really interesting journey through the album, sort of bought to mind the recent (also great) Howie Lee album.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Thursday, 30 September 2021 09:16 (two months ago) link

this is really stunning. hoping to score a copy of the 2nd pressing.

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Thursday, 30 September 2021 12:59 (two months ago) link

Yes, great album. Uses dynamics really well with very pretty ambient pieces contrasted against the jazz fusion to make both feel super vibrant.

Indexed, Thursday, 30 September 2021 15:32 (two months ago) link

I like the compositional spectrum on this, which is often dead or absent in ambient, she found great collaborations here. Each invited instrument shines. Piano on Space 2. Space 5 has a nu-jazz exotic feel that reminds me of Jagga Jazzist. The sax on Space 4 (Nubya Garcia I presume ?) is splendid. I wish the synths-drums on Space 3 were extended on a proper composition, but they return on Space 6 with a nice tension. In the end it's only a few moments that make me think of Coltrane. Space 8 is long and maybe the true meditative ambient piece, but a real highlight. The only issue, I keep imagining Jon Anderson is going to start singing "High Vibration go on To the sun, oh let my heart dreaming". Sorry if that spoils the experience for anyone.

Nabozo, Thursday, 30 September 2021 15:50 (two months ago) link

Or maybe I'm thinking of "I get up I get down"

Nabozo, Thursday, 30 September 2021 15:55 (two months ago) link

I...don't like this as much as y'all do. It's okay.

I'm a sovereign jazz citizen (the table is the table), Thursday, 30 September 2021 16:13 (two months ago) link

I delayed on purchasing this and missed it. The clips weren't totally selling it to me but I have subsequently listened to the whole thing and am into it, well almost all of it. The NTS released 12" is most excellent too.

stirmonster, Thursday, 30 September 2021 16:32 (two months ago) link

This is really nice, although I'm not as into the final track that takes up over a third of the record.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 30 September 2021 17:31 (two months ago) link

For now: Space 1.8 > Nafs at Peace > Promises, although they're all worthwhile.

Nabozo, Friday, 1 October 2021 07:11 (two months ago) link


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