Monday, January 19, 2015

Playlist, Week of 2015-01-18

Now that the dust has settled on this, I gotta say I think it's D'Angelo's strongest yet. There's this special thing he does with the rhythm; it's not just that the backbeat is delayed oh so slightly to deepen the funk, it's also that his vocals are even further in the back pocket of the backbeat. And the beats themselves are almost disjointed and slightly off, just off enough to be deeply, slowly grooving. Check out this effect especially on "Prayer." He did this on Voodoo too, and of course it all goes back to There's a Riot Goin' On. Here, he takes it to a whole new level.

Playlist 2015-01-19:

*AMM: Combine + Laminates + Treatise ‘84
*Anthony Braxton: 4 Compositions (Ulrichsberg) 2005 Phonomanie VIII (discs 2, 3, 4)
*Anthony Braxton/Tomas Fujiwara/Tom Rainey: Trio (New Haven) 2013 (discs 3, 4)
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: 2014-12-29 Nashville (wav)
*Rodger Coleman & Sam Byrd: 2014-12-30 Nashville (wav)
*John Coltrane: Offering: Live at Temple University
*Marilyn Crispell/Gerry Hemingway: Affinities
*Jimmy Ghaphery: 904F (streaming)
*Barry Guy/Marilyn Crispell/Paul Lytton: Ithaca
*Herbie Hancock: Thrust
*Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House: Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House
*Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House: Strong Place
*Mindbreath Trio: 2015-01-10 Union Arts, Washington DC (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2015-01-05 “Quirk Elastic” (wav)
*New Ting Ting Loft: 2015-01-12 “Auspices” (wav)
*Return to Forever: Where Have I Known You Before
*Sun Ra: Continuation (Saturn/Corbett vs. Dempsey 2CD)
*Sun Ra: Spaceways (1968 film soundtrack, dir. E. English) CDR
*Sun Ra & His Astro-Infinity Arkestra: Sign of the Myth
*Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
*Arctic Monkeys: Humbug
*Booker T. & the MGs: Time Is Tight (disc 2)
*Deerhoof: La Isla Bonita (selections)
*Bob Dylan and The Band: The Basement Tapes- Complete (discs 1, 2, 6)
*Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma
*Flying Lotus: You’re Dead!
*D’Angelo and the Vanguard: Black Messiah
*Henry Cow: Live on Radio Bremen 1978 (boot CDR) (disc 2)
*Darlene Love: The Sound of Love: The Very Best of Darlene Love
*Royal Blood: Royal Blood

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