Nah, I'm being overly reductive. D'Angelo, Solange and Kelela are probably the three I've enjoyed the most over the past five years.
― pomenitul, Thursday, 14 November 2019 18:01 (two years ago) link
This is sounding nice. Very breezy considering all the layers. Although like Matt I don't really get what Black Vivaldi Sonata is doing in the context of the other tracks but maybe it'll become apparent on relistens
― imago, Thursday, 14 November 2019 18:06 (two years ago) link
From NY Times:Parks recently started working with a violin teacher to expand her technique. She is also planning her first non-solo tour, joined by a pianist, that she intends to present as a surreal variation on a classical violin-and-piano recital. Her microphone stand will be shaped like a silvery snake.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 November 2019 19:42 (two years ago) link
tbh I'm all for melding the chamber recital with R&B and the Korn/Ministry stage design aesthetic
― brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, 14 November 2019 19:44 (two years ago) link
More from Pareles article in NY Times
Stones Throw encouraged her to try writing songs with producers including Rodaidh McDonald (who worked with the xx), Paul White (who has worked with Charli XCX) and Ernest Greene (who records as Washed Out). Working in her bedroom studio, she also built increasingly elaborate string arrangements, bringing a new orchestral richness to some songs and placing abstract instrumental transitions between album tracks.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 November 2019 19:44 (two years ago) link
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 14 November 2019 19:45 (two years ago) link
Cellist Marie Spaemann is doing something similar that I like a lot better:
― shared unit of analysis (unperson), Saturday, 16 November 2019 17:53 (two years ago) link
that isn't bad but I'm not sure it's really doing anything similar, it's way, way more smooth jazz coffeeshop
― like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Sunday, 17 November 2019 05:35 (two years ago) link
Playing my town the same night as Wire. Already like this enough to be conflicted about it!
― geoffreyess, Sunday, 17 November 2019 15:21 (two years ago) link
if marie spaemann's cello playing is "self-taught" i'm really impressed because she's flat up playing stuff from bach's cello suites on that record
comes off like classical crossover to me, but i like it. wonder how long before she collaborates with robert glasper.
― tantric societal collapse (rushomancy), Sunday, 17 November 2019 16:13 (two years ago) link
No. I think I only like modern r&b when it's depressing and doesn't talk about relationships (or only incidentally).
― pomenitul, Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:29 PM bookmarkflaglink
So... you only like The Weeknd?
― brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:58 PM bookmarkflaglink
― Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Sunday, 17 November 2019 16:18 (two years ago) link
love this record, a lot
― The Man Who Was Thirsty (Noodle Vague), Monday, 18 November 2019 11:45 (two years ago) link
don't really understand the issue with "Black Vivaldi Sonata" tbh, one of the highlights i think, lush and psyched out and full of longing, "Glorious" is absolutely well named and ought to be 4 times as long
― FBPRieu (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 23 November 2019 11:36 (two years ago) link
has anyone seen her live? snapped up a ticket for her upcoming gig here
― bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Sunday, 26 January 2020 00:49 (one year ago) link
^ enjoyed this performance. second tune giving me big penguin cafe orchestra vibes
― primate marmite (NickB), Monday, 11 October 2021 15:22 (one month ago) link
Third tune is lovely too, getting some toumani diabate-esque kora-type sounds there
― primate marmite (NickB), Monday, 11 October 2021 15:30 (one month ago) link