Black Harmony by ODAWAS is such an addictive record. This has been on constant replay for days now. I'm taking it with me everywhere I go and listen to it from the early morning untill the very last minute before I fall asleep.
Coming from a period in both our lives where failed marriages, affairs, drug and alcohol abuse and a fatalistic dose of existential dread were leading us into something of a madman's revelry. The lyrics weave these personal moments in through various fantastic narratives about star-crossed soldiers finding perfection in the desert, Prohibition-era murder and espionage, crime scene investigations in pastoral meadows, and finding soft comfort in the hallucinatory madness of Nebraska. Themes of being lost, betrayal, murder and madness are given candy-coated arrangements of Americana and atmospheric electronics. A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, as they say. Isaac Edwards (Odawas)
Even the description of this record is poetic. Maybe not a Must-Have of the Month record, but definately a Must-Hear Record for every (regular) visitor of this little blog. A great start of the next 5 years of music sharing, wouldn't you agree?
this freshly released hiphop-record has a great flow, a pure sound, dope lyrics and that's just about all you need to create a great hiphop-record. RELIC's style is laidback, oldschool and that makes this a record that'll fit right in with everything I've always enjoyed about hiphop. I've been playing this everyday since the day it was released (little over a month ago) and I'll be enjoying it for a long time to come. Best indie hiphop-record of the year so far.
Last month Juleah released a beautiful Summer-record. Dreamy softrock, made for those long Summer nights that seem to last forever. She brings the sun, warm and sweaty. She makes it shine just for you and me and she'll make sure we'll never cold again. Even when it's late in the evening and the sun is long gone; Juleah's music is warm, joyfull and full of love. Or maybe it's just me being in love. Because I am. I am in love with this record.
This is such an epic 5-track release. I wanted to sing along to some of the songs the 1st time I heard them, without knowing the words of course. New Hansen is an Amsterdam-based music producer and this album is a melancholic and happy release. With echos from the 60s and 70s. A little psychedelic every now and then and the Beatles are always near. Best example: A Long And Happy Ending.