@@@ Gailes: Seventeen Words (Ba Da bing, 2017) I saw tis record mention on the Twatter so peeping we will go. It is tagged as an experimental folk record and this first piece is just over ten minutes so it’s gonna take a bit to see what this record is. This far we getting some slow moving clouds which I like. I checked 6 minutes of that and it remained exclusively cloudy so I moved to the second track which is still sparse but has some fuzzy droplets and a quasi melody going on. Imma thinking there’s not going to be any folk music here. This not the most compelling ambient music I’ve ever heard but it’s good.
@@@ Lupe Fiasco: DROGAS Light (1st and 15th, 2017) Off this week’s All Music notable release mail. This opening tune is a catchy ode to drug dealing. Very nice skitter and Fiasco bounces on the mic. This second tune is not nearly as interesting as it sports a cheesy piano synth loop and no bounce. I’m on the fourth tune and it’s been downhill for me since the first tune. This fiftth tune (clipped below) returns to that first tune vibe but I’m gonna move on from his record.
YTD recordings listened to: 99
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 54
Not good music: 32
Honorable Mentions: 0
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