Archive for October, 2011
Morgan Zarate . . .
I thought he was going to go take it to crunk mode, like his hyperdub release.
But instead he went here. . .
it’s called r&b. don’t let me hear you call it emo-step.
this is the go-to album at the moment. by Real Estate.
i know all the lyrics
+ of course i can insert that drawling sound should i lose track
i also love a band that aren’t scared to forgo a vocal every now and then
might be the pitchfork IT band right now, might not.
that might make you uncomfortable but
you can try before you buy
Last night I had the pleasure of seeing Ranjana Ghatak and the Zoe Rahman Trio at London’s Vortex – the closing night of a week long run of events curated by drummer virtuoso Seb Roachford. I was unfamiliar with the work of Ranjana Ghatak but the minute she stepped on stage, declaring that her first number would be a calling to usher in good vibes – in Sanskrit no less - I knew I was in for an amazing experience.
She performed music from her latest EP entitled ‘Awakening’, which combines jazz sensibilities (fervently delivered by Nick Ramm on piano, Ruth Goller on bass and the magical Asaf Sirkis on drums), with Bengali lyrics and raag (a series of melodic nodes used in Indian classical music). Each song had it’s own narrative and concepts, whether it be of a appreciation of life, the beauty of the moon of the antics of a woman trying to ensnare a lover using only a red scarf. Her music was well received and led to an encore.
How, then, did he find the confidence to do what he wanted?
“Confidence; as a teenager? Because I knew what I loved. I loved to read; I loved to listen to music; and I love cats. Those three things. So, even though I was an only kid, I could be happy because I knew what I loved. Those three things haven’t changed from my childhood. I know what I love, still, now. That’s a confidence. If you don’t know what you love, you are lost.”
real pictures to accompany the words we read every day.
city. portraits. + military.
I’d like to think one day it will only be the first two.