Found A Job

First: sorry I’ve been sort of quiet for a few weeks.

Second:  this.

It’s true.  This one pays far more than my prior occupation so it’s worth the being-busy-all-the-time aspect.  However I have not – cannot – neglect music and thus always have something worth sharing with the world.  Every commute, every bicycle ride, every nighttime book devouring session is accompanied by something new, expansive, exciting…  punctuated by old favorites I find myself doubled over with joy upon re-hearing.  So I’ve got something to say.

Unfortunately I worked my brains out today and must save the in-depth breathless praise and wild exhortations to purchase vinyl for the remainder of the weekend.  I will simply state that there are a few albums I’m quite taken with, continually listen to, and wish that more people would get familiar with.  These are a few of them:

United WatersYour First Ever River

Sensations’ FixFragments of Light

Robert FrippLet The Power Fall

Fleetwood MacTusk

Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

ThundercatGolden Age of the Apocalypse

and finally, with apologies to the artist herself:

Matana RobertsCoin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Colour Libres

Because this is, by some distance, one of the most powerful and heartfelt albums of 2011 and I really should have shared all about it when I got it months ago.  I promise – I swear – I will soon.  Keep an eye on this page, and stay ready for the deluge.

About David James

I try to do good in life. I strive to help others. My drive is to open minds, and make someone feel better. Sharing art aids in achieving this. Writing is what I do. Music is my passion.

Posted on October 8, 2011, in Music and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I want, I want, I want!

  2. I’m finally getting around to that Matana Roberts album. So good. Thanks for writing about it.

    • I feel bad, I hadn’t truly written about it yet. I get intimidated when I start to – or I get stuck listening and then sit there slack jawed afteword, unable to think of anything that could do it justice. I’ll post something soon enough, I have to.

      I am very glad to know you’ve heard and enjoyed it, though. She deserves to be known as one of the most creative voices in jazz today.

      • No pressure, I’m sure the right words will come to you in due time. I can see how it would be a hard album to write, it’s deeply emotional and made me feel quite a few things I don’t know if I could easily express.

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