Music for 2/17/21!!! Jakob Bro, Yo Kinky, Pink Sweat$

@@@ Jakob Bro: Reconstructing a Dream (ECM, 2021) This video is from 2019 when you go check it out on GooglePimpTube so it looks like ECM picked this up after it was released independently. Anyway while not directly related to a cup of chamomile tea it is designed to sooth. Slow and contemplative and presented with a lot of space. Instrumentation is flute, trumpet, chill drumkit with lots of brushwork and light cymbal action. A noodly (not perjorative) guitar augments the proceedings even though pitched low in the mix. Overall it’s very pleasant and comforting like a cup of flavored coffee. Vanilla almond maybe?

@@@ Yo Kinky: Resistance (I Don’t LIke Records, 2021) Some retro and brisk jangly guitar indie. The singer could use the Red Bull the drummer brings to his performance. This is a pretty standard formula save the addition of a panning synth flavor that is more atmospheric than melodic. Two guitars, a steady unyielding drummer and a few changes here and there. Semi-dark in vibe, adequate feed for the hipsters! About two thirds of the way through we get an indie shred with some guitar distortion, it’s all right.

@@@ Pink Sweat$: Heaven (Atlantic, 2021) Off today’s Apple hot tracks section. It’s almost impossible to know if this is a song about Jesus or booty. I guess that’s the point. The music is not straight gospel but it’s super almost gospel music. Am I crazy to think that the name Pink Sweat$ indicates that this is not a gospel track? That’s where I’m at on this point. The singer, the singer I like, he’s got passion without milking the drama titty too hard and I appreciate that. Nobody loves the drama titty working overtime, nobody! There’s also a guitar solo which is rare in a Apple hot tracks tune and I continue to maintain that hitting up mostly electro music with a schmear of guitar highlights and doesn’t distract from the electro. It’s about love people, either love of Jesus or love of booty and really have you seen them in the same room? I bet Jesus got mad horny.

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