Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders and London Symphony Orchestra - Promises (2021)

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Because it deserves a thread and is lovely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEjnkwnluWc

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 12:19 (one month ago) link

yes! got the 180gram lp on the way to me noooow. I am curious if this is gonna work as weekend morning coffee music AND late night candle vibes music. I think so.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Friday, 26 March 2021 12:27 (one month ago) link

Gonna be the awkward squad and say this record is bland pastiche. The Sanders bits are lush, but to get to them, you have to sit through what feels like hours of FP's sub-FlyLo waftiness and the LSO's pastiche Alice Coltrane strings. It's just so polite and tasteful and bougie, a million miles from the genuinely radical and wildly inventive approaches to jazz & electronics from Black Top, Moor Mother, the Rolling Calf, Angel Bat Dawid et al. Frustrating that it'll receive more attention than any number of great jazz records out this year. I do find Floating Points and Kieron Hebden's fetishisation and gentrification of vintage spiritual jazz a bit iffy, particularly when they largely ignore subsequent developments (or at least only allow certain things that fit the narrative), and strip out the politics.

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Friday, 26 March 2021 12:35 (one month ago) link

i don't think i necessarily disagree with any of that but i also think there's room for both? Sanders, in the US especially, doesn't get the kind of props he deserves and this is likely to pull a lotta younger folks into Sanders who might otherwise never know so i'm less concerned with this eating up critical oxygen than you seem to be.

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 12:39 (one month ago) link

Maybe, but Sanders deserves better! Maybe I see it differently from a UK context, where FP and Hebden occupy something of a tastemaker/gatekeeper role, taking radical black forms and making them acceptable for Guardian readers.

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Friday, 26 March 2021 12:49 (one month ago) link

I was excited for this but found it a bit of a snooze tbh

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Friday, 26 March 2021 12:51 (one month ago) link

Could be nice if I was properly zooted though

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Friday, 26 March 2021 12:51 (one month ago) link

xp lol, both of those guys are essentially unknown in america except by a specific sort of obsessive music nerd who either already knows Sanders or work at a tech firm.

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 12:52 (one month ago) link

I don't know if it's fair coming at it from the point of view that Sanders has no agency in this collab - that he's being used and appropriated rather than being the main focus of the record? Without him it's not a record, which is why he's so out in front throughout the piece.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Friday, 26 March 2021 12:55 (one month ago) link

tbf this thing took five years which leads me to believe that sanders was either deeply involved or stopped off and knocked this out in a weekend

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 12:56 (one month ago) link

but obvs there's a big difference between "Sanders has no agency in this collab" and "I find FP's fetishisation and gentrification of vintage spiritual jazz a bit iffy"

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 12:57 (one month ago) link

I do think Sanders has been part of some projects where he's just been a punched-in element; a couple of his albums with Bill Laswell have that feel. But here he's absolutely the centerpiece. I really like his vocal bits as much as his horn playing.

I think it's getting critical raves because a lot of critics these days fall over for music that won't wake the baby. But this thing really is quite beautiful at times, and the production and mixing are phenomenal. As a headphone album, it's fantastic.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:01 (one month ago) link

Maybe I see it differently from a UK context, where FP and Hebden occupy something of a tastemaker/gatekeeper role, taking radical black forms and making them acceptable for Guardian readers.

.... huh

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:04 (one month ago) link

well i look forward to hearing this

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:06 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I wouldn't want to suggest Sanders has no agency. The record is clearly built around him. A big issue is that he can't play for too long, so the question is how do you work around that. Less of an issue in a studio setting, but I imagine they wanted to retain a live/real time feel. When I saw him at Le Guess Who a couple of years ago, I found it pretty disappointing, because the band just held down the harmonies and grooves for long stretches between his solos without really taking it anywhere themselves. I guess folks like that chilled out spiritual jazz drift, but I miss the spontaneity.

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:08 (one month ago) link

jazz in general is certainly a blindspot for me but this was very immediately compelling to me, much more so than the jazz records that crossover to getting widespread critical acclaim usually are

it's a really nice listen but i'm willing to believe it could be nothing really special as far as spiritual jazz etc. is concerned though

ufo, Friday, 26 March 2021 13:09 (one month ago) link

Only FP thing I liked was the Mojave desert album. Everything else is just a bit bland but he gets a lot of 'but it'll bring in xxx audience to xxx' votes, and that's prob true so hey.

candyman, Friday, 26 March 2021 13:14 (one month ago) link

I'm only on the fourth movement right now, but I don't think I'd really refer to this as "spiritual jazz." At least off the top of my head I can't think of anything this specifically reminds me of...? My first impression when Sanders started playing was it sounded like the soundtrack to the love scene in a 1970s scifi movie (a compliment, if that isn't clear), and this has yet to move firmly into jazz territory, though FP just started playing some Rhodes so maybe soon

rob, Friday, 26 March 2021 13:16 (one month ago) link

"I do find Floating Points and Kieron Hebden's fetishisation and gentrification of vintage spiritual jazz a bit iffy, particularly when they largely ignore subsequent developments (or at least only allow certain things that fit the narrative), and strip out the politics."

FP isnt black, nor African American, so I'm not sure how great an idea it would be for him to do this. He prob relates to it in sonic, emotional ways. And that is prob more honest.

candyman, Friday, 26 March 2021 13:29 (one month ago) link

i'm not sure i associate spiritual jazz with four tet but ymmv i guess

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:32 (one month ago) link

that piece clarifies that pharoah sanders sought out floating points to collaborate with after being really impressed by elaenia so

ufo, Friday, 26 March 2021 13:35 (one month ago) link

R/A: https://ra.co/reviews/33747

Floating Points: Pharoah...

Pharoah Sanders: Huh?

Floating Points: Were you asleep? I'm sorry...

Pharoah Sanders: No no... I was listening... and dreaming... and listening to music in my head...

Floating Points: Oh wow. Sorry.

Pharoah Sanders: Many times, people think I might be asleep... but in fact, I am just listening to music in my head. I'm always listening... to the sounds around me... and playing, in my mind... and sometimes I dream.

Floating Points: What were you dreaming about?

Pharoah Sanders: I'm on a ship. In the ocean. Bears coming around smoking cigars. The bears are singing, 'We have the music. We have what you're looking for.'

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:36 (one month ago) link

Pharaoh Sanders is mark s confirmed

jammy mcnullity (wins), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:37 (one month ago) link

gonna send this album to my mom

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:39 (one month ago) link

speaking to Stew's point earlier in thread, i will say that lines like "It would be easy to just have Sanders blow constantly" from the RA piece do suggest that folks overestimate Sanders' spryness... it would NOT be easy to have Sanders blow constantly! if you wanted to produce the same sort of experiential album it would be impossible.

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:40 (one month ago) link

My kneejerk conclusion is it's better to think of this as New Age rather than jazz, even of the spiritual hat variety (though to update my earlier post: when the LSO kicks in the Alice C mimicry is undeniable). And under that rubric I'm not sure I can get all that worked up about the cultural politics

rob, Friday, 26 March 2021 13:50 (one month ago) link

it certainly doesn't feel like there's anything really to get worked up about when sanders is the one who instigated the collaboration imo

ufo, Friday, 26 March 2021 13:51 (one month ago) link

Just got through this for the first time, and I think it's unspeakably gorgeous. One thing it is is an extended celebration of the mysterious beauty of the Dorian mode, which is strong enough to sustain interest for 46 minutes via that enchanting 7-note motif that repeats over and over. Obviously the strings are Alice Coltrane pastiche, particularly in Movement 6, but I think it's done well and reverently.

J. Sam, Friday, 26 March 2021 13:54 (one month ago) link

Oh man, I missed the window to pre-order this on Amazon (I know, I know, but I'm still not comfortable hitting up most record shops just yet) and it looks like the CD version is already out of stock until next month. Which is a good since for Sanders, he deserves more love!

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:55 (one month ago) link

i've heard this now and it's not quite my thing (a single repeated motif that anchors the entire piece? makes me feel like i gotta be really in the mood to hear those notes lol) but it is pretty cool. i'm with rob, can't think of a spiritual hat jazz record it resembles, so i can't quite wrap my head around accusing it of pastiche. i mean, certainly the orchestral parts will get the alice coltrane heads nodding but otherwise? if it were slightly more or less dissonant it would be kinda at home on ecm

I really like his vocal bits as much as his horn playing.

these parts really stunned me

huge xpost with rob lol

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:56 (one month ago) link

"good sign" - jfc, I don't know where that typo came from

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:56 (one month ago) link

that motif is so good though

ufo, Friday, 26 March 2021 13:58 (one month ago) link

it is really good. love the way movement 7 takes off

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:59 (one month ago) link

both of those guys are essentially unknown in america except by a specific sort of obsessive music nerd who either already knows Sanders or work at a tech firm.

lol, I'm burnt

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 26 March 2021 14:02 (one month ago) link

jon, if you don't want to use Amazon (a decision I support), you can get this on bandcamp

rob, Friday, 26 March 2021 14:03 (one month ago) link

Duh, didn't even think to check over there. Done, thanks!

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 26 March 2021 14:06 (one month ago) link

Pharoah Sanders is 80, so I'm happy to see him getting late-career flowers, even if people think it's overly tasteful or critic-bait or whatever

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 26 March 2021 14:11 (one month ago) link

i'm not sure i associate spiritual jazz with four tet but ymmv i guess

― mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, March 26, 2021 8:32 AM (thirty-eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

There are the Steve Reid records, and he tends to include some in his DJ sets, also just sort of a sonic touchstone for him (and Floating Points).

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 26 March 2021 14:15 (one month ago) link

ahhh well i’m guessing that i’m revealing that i only really engage with four tet’s bangers/remixes that are bangers

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 26 March 2021 14:18 (one month ago) link

if you want a clearer sense of what sanders is bringing to this, stick around for the very yawnsomely bombastic coda, which i just clipped from my own playlist after the second spin.

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 14:18 (one month ago) link

Also I'm just thrilled to hear more spiritual jazz featuring the harpsichord. There's not much of it out there--McCoy Tyner Trident comes to mind, and what else? I'm blanking out at the moment...

J. Sam, Friday, 26 March 2021 14:38 (one month ago) link

Assuming Love Cry by Albert Ayler isn't "spiritual jazz".

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 26 March 2021 15:08 (one month ago) link

he's not wearing a hat on the cover so...

Number None, Friday, 26 March 2021 15:13 (one month ago) link

After one listen this is a gorgeous piece, like stretching out the rubato intro from Alabama or Crescent over a whole album. I like how it's all basically one piece, the light touch + no drums, and that it all feels like a platform for Sanders. Can see how someone would find it overly restrained/tasteful though, it's a very delicate mood to sustain, and there are moments (mostly when PS is not playing) when it feels like nothing is happening.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 26 March 2021 15:16 (one month ago) link

well I guess I gotta get this, and yeah like Brad my mom will love it

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Friday, 26 March 2021 15:17 (one month ago) link

i suppose it's damning to say this would be a great video game soundtrack but it's not meant to be!

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 March 2021 15:35 (one month ago) link

what

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 26 March 2021 15:46 (one month ago) link

actually i was on the verge of loling that a bunch of writers were celebrating this excellent writing music so i guess i get where you're coming from forks

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 26 March 2021 15:51 (one month ago) link

actually i was on the verge of loling that a bunch of writers were celebrating this excellent writing music so i guess i get where you're coming from forks

I'm only half joking when I say that the impact of critics being stuck at home with small children really ought to be examined.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 26 March 2021 15:59 (one month ago) link

Someone upthread mentioned not being able to think of another jazz record utilizing a central motif so strongly...and while some might not consider it so, I'd argue that Gania's use of the guembri forms the absolute backbone of one of my favorite records of all time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaPnidEujwM

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Monday, 29 March 2021 15:45 (one month ago) link

Brotzmann's stuff with the gnwana musicians is fantastic. Last year's Catch Of A Ghost was brilliant too. William Parker's Double Sunrise Over Neptune is another one with some great riffs/motifs underpinning the tunes. Obviously they're doing a very different thing to PS & FP - a more forceful kind of trance music, with much more spontaneity and dissonance. And a drummer like Hamid Drake - who's on both those projects - can find infinite variation in a groove, so it never gets dull. FP is going for a more serene, blissed out thing, and I get why people dig that, but I just find his version of that to be predictable and polite. That harpsichord motif, and the overall lack of harmonic development or spontaneity, gets monotonous.

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Tuesday, 30 March 2021 11:17 (one month ago) link

Gnawa!

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Tuesday, 30 March 2021 11:17 (one month ago) link

Stew, totally. I guess I was just trying to raise an example of 'spiritual jazz' that relies on singular motifs running through a whole record, with the WELS concert being a good example off the top of my head. (I also just plug this record at every chance I get, it changed my perspective about 16 years ago when I found it in a forlorn freeform bin at my uni radio station).

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Tuesday, 30 March 2021 14:30 (one month ago) link

I will also say— I like this FP + PS record okay, but the description of it as 'polite' is exactly right. It also doesn't go in many unanticipated directions...While that isn't necessarily a bad thing, since the sound is so lovely, it's certainly more 'supper time' music than I was expecting.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Tuesday, 30 March 2021 14:32 (one month ago) link

Gonna listen to this now, never having heard (or heard of) Floating Points or Pharaoh Sanders and having no acquaintance with this style of music but a rabbi friend of mine said it was amazing

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 5 April 2021 18:08 (one month ago) link

I think I... don't know how to listen to this? But I will give it more goes.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 5 April 2021 18:42 (one month ago) link

#6 in UK album chart. Who'd have thought Sanders would finally have a top 10 album in his eighties.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 5 April 2021 18:44 (one month ago) link

I don't find myself wanting to go back to this much, but we'll see. I tried to slide it in for Sunday morning crossword time but got a "no saxophones, please". :)

(also it's wild to me how many people haven't heard of Pharaoh Sanders, but I was a jazz nerd)

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 5 April 2021 18:54 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I've had to explain who he is far more than i would've expected.

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 5 April 2021 18:55 (one month ago) link

Also I will never forgive Pharoahe Monch for forever ruining my confidence in spelling Pharaoh

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 5 April 2021 19:02 (one month ago) link

i'm generally extremely skeptical of "too polite" as a criticism, i think it's pretty much a meaningless phrase that just means "i don't like this that much and i want to say it's for a reason"

I'm generally skeptical of people who are extremely skeptical of "too polite" as a criticism.

It means its bourgeois dinner party music, bro.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Monday, 5 April 2021 19:27 (one month ago) link

Which is fine, but I mean, that's not really what I was anticipating.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Monday, 5 April 2021 19:27 (one month ago) link

of all the things to reasonably anticipate sounding "bourgeois" (loathe this term fwiw), collab btw a symphony orchestra, jazz elder statesman, and luaka bop recording artist is pretty much the top of the list

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, 5 April 2021 19:38 (one month ago) link

the only person I know anything about is Sanders. Floating Points mean nothing to me. So if approaching from that perspective, it's maybe slightly surprising.

God yr a miserable lot, I'm saying it's a nice album but not what I was anticipating. Get over it.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Monday, 5 April 2021 20:18 (one month ago) link

I'm still really enjoying this, works best as morning music for me

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Monday, 5 April 2021 20:20 (one month ago) link

There’s a classic ilm zing where poster a disparages something as “dinner party music” & poster b says something like fyi dinner party music is great if you have friends & know how to use a fork

jammy mcnullity (wins), Monday, 5 April 2021 20:24 (one month ago) link

ahem

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 5 April 2021 20:26 (one month ago) link

not sure that cleaving tofu proves you know how to use a fork, I'm dubious

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Monday, 5 April 2021 20:30 (one month ago) link

I literally defend Windham Hill stuff on ILM, and posted in the ECM thread last week. I'm not opposed to dinner party music. Stop projecting.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Monday, 5 April 2021 20:31 (one month ago) link

I do get that this is a bit of a surprise if you come to it only knowing Sanders

for some reason the FP dude's twinkly nonsense works for me here, I think b/c it is indistinguishable from (and blends with) the more delicate orchestra parts.

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Monday, 5 April 2021 20:33 (one month ago) link

Haha I wasn’t having a go table I was just reminded of that classic post of yore ❤️

jammy mcnullity (wins), Monday, 5 April 2021 20:42 (one month ago) link

sorry wins, I was just trying to clarify my position— it's a lovely album, but because of Sanders' presence and my lack of knowledge re: Floating Points, I guess I was expecting something a little more wild.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Monday, 5 April 2021 20:48 (one month ago) link

not sure that cleaving tofu proves you know how to use a fork, I'm dubious

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkZTbCeBHVc

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 5 April 2021 21:10 (one month ago) link

i know they did some anal cunt stuff during these sessions hopefully will see the light of day in the deluxe reissue someday

First listen winding down right now. Really, really enjoyed this as a meditative, early morning experience.

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 09:17 (one month ago) link

(Also note that I don’t have a lot of PS foreknowledge.)

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 09:17 (one month ago) link

This album is lovely, but a lot shorter, slighter and accessible than I had expected from either of these artists. Not a bad thing

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 09:33 (one month ago) link

Given the people involved, I think you could make a decent bingo card for the descriptors that are going to get chucked at this (Pharoah because where's the fire? Floating Points because record collection music, the symphony orchestra being way too on the nose): safe, bourgeois, boring, flat, dinner party, coffee table, polite, torpid, middle class, bougie. It makes me think of Ogmor's rant on the Mary Lattimore thread - the short version of which is that it sounds like music for people that have given up. I mean he was obviously trying to get a rise out of people (and how!) but there's a kernel of truth in there somewhere. I suppose a thought experiment is something like 'what if this were x musicians?', would it be getting the same interest?

Fwiw, I was armed with my little bingo card when I put this on and ended up really liking it. I'll admit I'm projecting a Pharoah narrative as my get out of jail card (something like: I need to see this as redemptive, evidence of peace at the end of his life, a spiritual cwtch from someone that knows) but I think it's lovely either way.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 10:03 (one month ago) link

I thought this was fine ambient music for a calm Saturday afternoon but I can't imagine returning to it. The part with the big string crescendo felt really obvious, like it was designed for the penultimate scene in a BBC crime drama. I think about other music from a similar universe I've enjoyed lately - Gigi Masin, Mary Lattimore, Ulla - and I think the obvious defecit this has is that it lacks personality, it doesn't feel comparably unfamiliar or singular.

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 10:39 (one month ago) link

Conclusion: EOY winner

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 10:47 (one month ago) link

fwiw i tried putting this on at dinner last night and imo its way too sleepy to consider for an actual dinner party

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 12:01 (one month ago) link

the short version of which is that it sounds like music for people that have given up

rage, rage against the dying of the light making an effort to enjoy unpleasant music for some reason

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 12:22 (one month ago) link

I listened to this on a walk at dusk yesterday and it’s just not for me. It’s so formal and whatever nonexistent movie it’s soundtracking is not a movie I have any interest in seeing. The big Disney cinema string climax is a no, thanks. Loved Sanders, throughout, though!

Also, anyone who would put this on at a dinner party is a total psycho

Clay, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 12:23 (one month ago) link

I mean he was obviously trying to get a rise out of people (and how!) but there's a kernel of truth in there somewhere

not sure this is a given

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 12:26 (one month ago) link

Nor do I to be clear. I think it's poorly framed as rhetoric because 'given up' is so loaded as a phrase but it does gnaw at me and that makes me think it's worthy of discussion. I'm not sure how you'd plumb for it and I suspect it'll always lead to an authenticity cul-de-sac but there we are.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 12:41 (one month ago) link

To be clear, in no sane universe would anyone aim this at Pharoah Sanders! I was more thinking about the kind of language I've heard in responses to the album.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 12:42 (one month ago) link

This is clearly shaping up to be 2021's "the music's OK, but what I really like is sneering at the strawmen in my head who like it better, or like it for the wrong reasons, because I think they're of a different class than me" album.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 12:56 (one month ago) link

This absolutely works for me as ambient music. Granted, it’s a scented candle - but it’s a small-batch artisan scented candle, with distinctively pungent top notes.

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 13:09 (one month ago) link

listening and unless you were inviting music nerds people would think this was weird dinner party music

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 6 April 2021 23:45 (one month ago) link

This grew on me, once the central motif stopped sounding totally insipid. Appreciate the way the electronic elements in Movement 7 sound like they're coming from somewhere, acoustically, rather than just layered on top.

lukas, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 23:52 (one month ago) link

i was invited to my first dinner by another vaxxed person and put this on as the first "dinner party" music since COVID. it was fine! I have no idea why you think this wouldn't be okay dinner party music. It was! She liked it!

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 01:15 (one month ago) link

Imagine eating dinner

Party With A Jagger Ban (dog latin), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 07:47 (one month ago) link

I'm just not going to listen to this I think, because we all know what my reaction will be and none of us need it. I am going to post about not listening to it though. Gotta have A Take

imago, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 09:02 (one month ago) link

Listened to it again this morning (on headphones - cans not earbuds - at the laundromat). I think my favorite non-Pharoah part is in movement 7, when it sounds like the intro to the Orb’s “Towers of Dub”. There are some nice proggy synth parts before that, too. The final track is kinda pointless, though.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 11:15 (one month ago) link

i love this album and i'm never talking to any of you about it again

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 12:22 (one month ago) link

why won't any of you invite me to your spiritual jazz dinner parties

tylerw, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 13:51 (one month ago) link

You need the right hat. No hat, no dinner. No dinner, no dinner jazz.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 14:53 (one month ago) link

This album is beautiful!

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 15:05 (one month ago) link


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