Spiritual State is the third studio album by Nujabes, released posthumously as a follow-up to Modal Soul in 2005. The album was incomplete upon Nujabes’ death in February 2010, inspiring those close to him to see it finished. Spiritual State was released in Japan on December 3, 2011 and February 2012 in the United States.
Daryl Donald’s Solitude is music for the spirit. Transcending musical boundaries, Solitude offers us a genuine perspective on how to casually readjust our life’s focus. Many people spend time alone – whether it’s at home, work, a “third place” or in transportation, Solitude provides us the soundtrack to the blissful moments.
This week’s STERYO Play features music from: Phora, Decap, iamsu!, Chairman Maf, SOHN, Dojo Cuts, David Douglas, Lack of Afro and many more.
“Harmonies is the new long player from underground super-producer Lord Echo. The new album solidifies his already distinctive mutations of reggae and rock steady with disco, African soul, techno and spiritual jazz. In other words, the Lord has returned from the wilderness with a bounty for his followers. Eat of the bread of life and enjoy access to his crazy World of Sound.”
DJ Grumble’s Freestyle Tools 2018 is definitely for those who spit rhymes in their cars as they head to work or home. Good way to begin brainstorming this fine Friday morning.
Soul Chef – Kognitif feeds us the mind’s Soul Food to nourish Monday’s motivation with heavy drums, samples, and guitar riffs. Just enough to kick start my day (coffee not included). 🙂
‘22.02.85’ is the new album from Bastien Keb. Initially conceived as a concept album about a stripper lost in the city (like a straight-to-video follow up to Showgirls), ‘22.02.85’ has a distinctly nocturnal edge to it. The city at night, lost in a crowd, abandoned petrol stations, empty kebab shops, broken florescent lights. Like a half-forgotten dream, familiar yet unnerving.
A guitarist first and foremost, Keb also plays trumpet, bass, drums, piano, flute and more – many borrowed donated or found instruments.
Luke Christopher is a unique storyteller. Using plausible real life experiences as his backdrop, YSTRDY acknowledges the struggles while offering a cache of inspirational rhymes for how to overcome them.