New music every Sunday.
Thievery Corporation– “Decollage” (feat. Lou Lou Gleichkhani) (from Saudade, 2014)
Acid jazz, etc. duo Thievery Corp. have dabbled in various styles over the years. Reportedly, Bossa Nova was their original inspiration and they finally get around to doing a whole album in tribute, with a roster of guest vocalists. The result is a satisfying, warm, summery sound world.
Stream the whole album at their Soundcloud page.
Snuise- “Unfolding” (from Permanessence, 2014)
About 50 seconds of flutters and chirps, and then a shimmering song unfolds. If any artist’s music was worthy of the tag “shimmering”, it’s this guy. “Snuise” is a pseudonym for musician Clifford Hudson (I don’t know who the girl all over his bandcamp page is). “Snuise” sounds like a sneeze to me…or maybe a French mineral water.
Stream the whole album at his bandcamp page.
Gil Scott-Heron– “Alien (Hold on to Your Dreams)” (from Nothing New, 2014):
Stripped down, newly released 2005 version of an old track from the late jazz poet of the street Scott-Heron, who was one of the main originators of hip-hop. Motivational soul with grit and musicality.
“By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” – from Brunch: A Plea, by Guy Beringer, in “Hunter’s Weekly”, 1895.