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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Welcomed return, 29 Mar 2010
"Everything Must Change (EMC)" is George Levin's latest disc du jour and I am happy to report that this is a real enjoyable, non-taxing record. Sporting a sophisticated retro/nu-disco feel, "EMC" brings to mind late 70's recordings like the Bee Gee's Spirits Having Flownand ABBA's Super Trouperand also new future-classics like Jazzanova's Of All The Things. What these all share in common is a Euro-pop soul aesthetic that has proven to be an enduring format and that when done well transcends its era and is eagerly… Read more
Kings Ballad ~ Georgia Anne Muldrow
Kings Ballad ~ Georgia Anne Muldrow
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Georgia's newest long player "Kings Ballad" -- (her 3rd/4th/5th or 6th release depending on how you count) -- ably demonstrates why she is one of the baddest in the game at the moment. Somewhat more edited in comparison to last year's sprawling "Usimndo ("another 5-star project waiting to find an audience), "Kings Ballad" packs in a concise 49 minutes everything that is lovable about GAM. "Kings Ballad" is fused with mission/purpose/revolutionary zeal, funky and adventurous beats, idiosyncratic production and the unmistakeable vocal stylings of "La Georgia!". I was immediately taken by the project's opener - the infectious 'Indeed' - a song celebrating the love of children as they are… Read more
BLACK MAGIC ~ Josť James
BLACK MAGIC ~ Josť James
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I have been living with "Black Magic" for the last two weeks and I will agree with the first reviewer that it is a grower but disagree with it being described as a mish-mash of styles. For me the challenge was letting go of my attachment to "the Dreamer" and letting "Black Magic" introduce itself to me on its own terms. In many ways "the Dreamer" is a hard act to follow - it is a nearly flawless debut carefully crafted to be a timeless classic. The challenge with "Black Magic" is that it is concerned with the "now' enlisting cutting edge producers and collaborators like Moodymann, Flying lotus and Benga to give an identity to the project. Such a strategy begs the question of whether or not… Read more