Music for 9/23/19!! Seer, Accidental Orchestra, Jordan Mackampa

@@@ Seer: No Resurrection (Spectral/Ghostly, 2019) Off the Twatter!  Via a Twat!  I tell you Ghostly pumps up the jams and the techno with frightening regularity, they really shit them out.  This one opens up the tune Electrolytic which features a slick but not common techno beat but with big hip hop-esque percussive slashing sounds.  Also some video game sounds which the kids these days just adore.  Some distorted vocals hit the mix and I can’t tell if I’m supposed to just feel the vibe or listen to the words.  The second tune, Polaronic, brings a blend of thick bass, super skittery non hip hop beats and some thwacking snare sounds and synth flushes and then arpeggios.  It’s a more structured thing and not a straight up dancefloor jam but you can sweat to it for sure.  Myself I could use a bit of funk to go with my straight rhythms but it’s not my record, Imma just peepin.  I think I prefer the super stripped and more abstract techno, this is a tad close to video game funk for me.

@@@ Accidental Orchestra: Helix (Self-released, 2019)  I saw this record promoted by a jazz publicist via email.  We switch feels from techno dancefloor bangin’ to free jazz cuz that’s how I roll.  This first track features an extended intro, sort of a sonic can of worms.  We have multiple percussionists, horn players, a piano player, guitar player it’s a free jazz avalanche!  About halfway through its 9 minute run it breaks out into a pleasant and slightly demented swing, it’s pretty hip and sure to offend the sensibilities of pubic hair removers worldwide.  Neat bushes everybody!  The second tune is just as raucously and purposely messy with loads of horn lines bouncing all over the place.  Other pieces continue the theme with different sounds and motifs but I hear it as a joyous blast of free jazz stew.  Check it out as there is a lot of sound in there to peep.

@@@ Jordan Mackampa: What Am I (AWAL, 2019)  I got to this London (via the Congo) singer’s tune via a music publicist email.  It’s a mellow vocal vibe over strummed acoustic guitars and a bossa nova beat.  It is inspired by Marvin Gaye’s classic What’s Going On? but chooses to ask What Am I to do instead of What’s Going On.  It adds an electric bass, then a string section and then some horns until it’s a pretty large orchestral gathering.  Mackampa has a buttery smooth voice that I like.  It’s a very pretty and comforting song but I’m not sure asking the question What Am I to Do is the best question to ask.  That’s your job yo, to figure out what to do.

YTD recordings listened to: 487
Good music, not list worthy: 296
Not good music: 163

Best: 0
Honorable Mentions: 0

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