Music for 4/3/19!!! Ahmed Ag Kaedy, Shlomo

@@@ AHMED AG KAEDY: Akaline Kidal (Sahel Sounds, 2019)  I got to this West African guitar record via the WRIR weekly playlist email.  The first tune does not explode out electrically but brings it with an acoustic guitar and a pretty hypnotic lower register male voice.  I find the guitar playing extremely interesting, Kaedy’s rhythmic sense is nonconforming and rhythmically alive.  His voice is less interesting but it provides a tonal anchor to the guitar which is jumpy.  Overall this is some mellow music I can recommend for the cubicle dwellers out there.  I tend to gravitate towards the burning high energy business but I dig this.

@@@ Shlomo: The End (Friends of Friends, 2019)  Album of the day over at the ol’ Bandcamp!!  He’s got a pink red wig up on his pate but I won’t hold that against him.  The first tune, Rock Music, is an off kilter electro track with a some plinky synth, a drum machine with echoes on it.  It intros lo fi and then moves into a more complete and full sound.  He does aspire to an epic arena vibe in this tune.  As we move into the second tune, the title track, I dig the bass and the glitchy hip hop-esque beats but the bell synth/toy patch is overdone.  I’m not sure what it is, but these tunes have good foundations but feel a bit underbaked and I’m left wanting more.  Good sounds, nice atmospheres but I’m not jumping up and down.

YTD recordings listened to: 175
Good music, not list worthy: 106
Not good music: 62

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

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