platinum pied pipers/sa-ra/the new downbeat-rnb thing: why don't i like this stuff more?

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PRKLTR (flezaffe), Wednesday, 22 November 2006 14:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

that is great!

jaxon (jaxon), Wednesday, 22 November 2006 19:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
Pressure (Fat Beats Records) is an official mixtape of Black Milk’s previous works – from tracks he did for Pharaoh, Canibus, and SV to cuts from earlier solo efforts. Black Milk hails from the D – and will endlessly struggle with separating himself from J Dilla. T3 said of “Reunion” an SV joint that appears on Pressure: “A lot of people thought that was a Dilla track.”

free download

jaxon (jaxon), Thursday, 1 February 2007 22:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
sweden? sweden!

fies, Thursday, 5 April 2007 14:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

This is kinda alright.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 5 April 2007 14:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's okay.

The Brainwasher, Thursday, 5 April 2007 18:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

anyone else doing this kind of thing? im hopelessly out of touch w/ everything r&b.

ǝɟɟɐzǝɟ (☪), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 13:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 31 December 2008 00:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

So the new PPP record Abundance is around. Hip hop elements are pretty much indiscernible. The music sounds like a live band, sometimes in a straight motown/stax soul kind of way, as in the excellent "On A Cloud", sometimes with cosmic funk keys, as in "Luv Affair". A handclap-doublehandclap rhythm pops up often. Track six, "Sanctuary", is the first song that could be called a downbeat r n' b ballad in the sa-ra mold, with beats, funk fuzz and off-kilter effects that continue into "Ain't No Ifs or Maybes". "The Ghost Of Aveiro" starts like a poetic torch song with sustained notes over Latin rhythms, then after a samba breakdown with dizzy high horns becomes something highly danceable with excited vocals. The double-handclaps re-appear for "Countless Excuses", a sweet poppy soul song of regret backed with spacey synths. Both of these are A+. Fuzz and scuzz returns on "Dirty Secrets", this time with a stompy schaffel backbeat. The two-minute "Goodbye" goes four to the floor with a Kraftwerk keyboard motif, introduces some snares and is in danger of becoming full-on dance music before stopping.

Singing is by Coultrain, Karma Stewart, Jamila Raegan and Neco Redd. It's fifteen tracks, sixteen if you count the hidden one. Clocks in under an hour and still felt a bit long to me on first listen. Definitely interesting though.

subroc back to haunt, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 05:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

love a mystery!

, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 14:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

I could not get into the new record at all.

The Screaming Lobster of Challops (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 March 2009 14:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

aw, i loved abundance. especially the karma stewart numbers, "on a cloud" is fierce as fuck

Leif ericsonned (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 25 March 2009 15:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

new ppp is way better than old ppp. but even then, i like it, but it can seem like its trying to do too much at once.

Yellow Carded (titchyschneiderMk2), Wednesday, 25 March 2009 15:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

Abundance is all right, but Triple P is a lot better imo. All the great personalities that were present on the first record got shafted in favor of anono-soulers.

The-Reverend (rev), Wednesday, 25 March 2009 23:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

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