EARLY RISER by TAYLOR MCFERRIN

SKU77641
ArtistTAYLOR MCFERRIN
TitleEARLY RISER
LabelBRAINFEEDER
Catalog #BF 045LP
Genre
ReleaseW 23 - 2014
FormatVinyl - UKLP
Import
 € 24,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Postpartum
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/77641_early_riser/1_postpartum.mp3
  2. Degrees of Light
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/77641_early_riser/2_degrees_of_light.mp3
  3. The Antidote (Featuring Nai Palm)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/77641_early_riser/3_the_antidote_featuring_nai_palm.mp3
  4. Decisions (Featuring Emily King)
  5. Blind Aesthetics
  6. Place in My Heart (Featuring RYAT)
  7. Invisible/Visible (Featuring Bobby McFerrin and Cesar Camargo Mariano)
  8. PLS DNT LSTN

Description

Brooklyn-based producer, composer, pianist, DJ and live musician Taylor McFerrin release his first full length LP, Early Riser, on Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder record label. eaturing the likes of Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Bobby McFerrin, Emily King and others. Tip!!Taylor's musical style is equally influenced by the legends of 60s/70s Soul, the kings of the Modern Beat Generation, Golden Era hip hop, free form jazz and electronic music. By playing all of the instruments on his productions, while also relying heavily on sampling and chopping up his live takes, he has found a sound that seamlessly bridges myriad musical worlds and draws the listener into a constantly shifting audio soundscape From the opening build of �Postpartum� onwards, you know you�re in for something pretty special with �Early Riser�. It�s a smouldering, woozy and intensely beautiful record. Tracks like �Degrees of Light� and �Stepps� establish a sun-up mood in their opening few bars and then develop it, the organic live feel perfectly balanced by the the snap of their programming. If McFerrin�s own voice on a track like �Florasia� adds a genuine neo-soul emotion, his guests are sensational. From Nai Palm of Melbourne's Hiatus Kaiyote on �The Antidote�, through Emily King on �Decisions� (�one of the best singers alive in my opinion� � McFerrin) and on to labelmate RYAT�s collaboration on �A Place In My Heart�, each adds a different mood and lift to the music they�re involved with. Taylor�s father, the legendary Bobby McFerrin, teams up with Brazilian master Cesar Mariano on �Invisible/Visible� for one of the jazziest moments on the record. Robert Glasper, Thundercat and Marcus Gilmore also provide their substantial jazz chops to �Already There�. But the key to the whole record is the balance which McFerrin keeps throughout � between his guest's individuality and his own vision, between the styles of music he loves, between a feeling of intense, sunlit joy and a deep aching sadness, which, it could be argued, is a definition of soul.

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