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Time Will Tell - Robert Cray (2003)

 

 

 

 

Allmusic says:

Those who enjoy the comfy fit of his previous work have little to fear; there is plenty of the love-lost/found R&B that he's known for. In particular "Lotta Lovin'" is a pleasant ballad that is about as novel as its pedestrian title. "Spare Some Love" likewise treads familiar musical ground although lyrics about finding love before getting old and frail ("I can only hang so long/ if I go another week/ I might have just passed on") showCray may be feeling his mortality. But the slightly off-kilter Sly & the Family Stone horns from Cynthia Robinson and Jerry Martini on "Your Pal" twist that tune towards a more edgy approach. On the album's leadoff track, Cray unloads more unusual -- at least for him -- material. The opening tune, "Survivor," is a protest tune about the Middle East war ("you take a little schoolboy and teach him who to hate/ then you send him to the desert for the oil near Kuwait") with Pugh's minor key piano adding a curious boogie-woogie feel. "Distant Shore" is likewise anti-war with a deceptively bubbly percolating beat. "Up in the Sky" finds Cray debuting on electric sitar. It's a slightly psychedelic slant, more commendable for the guitarist dipping his toes into unlikely musical waters than for its clunky and slightly depressing lyrics about an older couple wanting to die together. It is also one of two tracks accompanied by the Turtle Island String Quartet, another unique addition. "Back Door Slam" -- likely a play on the "Back Door Man" cliché of so many blues tunes -- might be the funkiest Cray has gotten; and his shimmering guitar solo is just tangled enough to push the song into more exotic territory. While he's not making radical moves, Time Will Tell is a promising route for Robert Cray. If anything, he hasn't gone far enough afield from his MO to attract a new audience. Meanwhile, established fans should welcome the few newfound twists in the soul/bluesman's approach.

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only five and half years...


Edited by Lenni - 3/27/13 at 10:19am
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Four discs of awesome!


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Portico Quartet - Portico Quartet

 

I finally got around to listening to this. About halfway through it now.

 

Below's a partial description of the album. The text in its entirety can be found here.

 

Portico Quartet have expanded to embrace new sonic territories. Drawing on the inspiration of electronica, ambient, classical and dance music as they take their strange, beautiful, cinematic, future music to exciting new vistas where the inspiration of Burial, Mount Kimbie and Flying Lotus rubs shoulders with the textures of Arve Henriksen and Bon Iver and echoes of Steve Reich and Max Richter. But all underpinned by a shared joy in collective music making as the band push their inimitable music into the future.

 

Track two can be heard on the group's SoundCloud and if you look in the description they've even provided it as a free download.

http://soundcloud.com/porticoquartet/portico-quartet-ruins


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Great choice.

 

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M-flo's Taku did a good job! Must admit I was nervous about the idea of a mix, but am quite impressed with the transitions from song to song and the overall presentation.

 

Wanted to grab tickets to the second Japan tour, but decided to hold off. Hoping they make another round in Korea or somewhere I plan to travel before the year ends. redface.gif

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Portico Quartet - Portico Quartet

 

I finally got around to listening to this. About halfway through it now.

 

Below's a partial description of the album. The text in its entirety can be found here.

 

Portico Quartet have expanded to embrace new sonic territories. Drawing on the inspiration of electronica, ambient, classical and dance music as they take their strange, beautiful, cinematic, future music to exciting new vistas where the inspiration of Burial, Mount Kimbie and Flying Lotus rubs shoulders with the textures of Arve Henriksen and Bon Iver and echoes of Steve Reich and Max Richter. But all underpinned by a shared joy in collective music making as the band push their inimitable music into the future.

 

Track two can be heard on the group's SoundCloud and if you look in the description they've even provided it as a free download.

http://soundcloud.com/porticoquartet/portico-quartet-ruins

 

What do you think so far?  It was one of my favourite releases from last year.

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I got a free high res copy of this from my Society of Sound trial. Haven't gotten around to listening to it yet.

 

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What do you think so far?  It was one of my favourite releases from last year.

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Portico Quartet - Portico Quartet

 

I finally got around to listening to this. About halfway through it now.

 

Below's a partial description of the album. The text in its entirety can be found here.

 

Portico Quartet have expanded to embrace new sonic territories. Drawing on the inspiration of electronica, ambient, classical and dance music as they take their strange, beautiful, cinematic, future music to exciting new vistas where the inspiration of Burial, Mount Kimbie and Flying Lotus rubs shoulders with the textures of Arve Henriksen and Bon Iver and echoes of Steve Reich and Max Richter. But all underpinned by a shared joy in collective music making as the band push their inimitable music into the future.

 

Track two can be heard on the group's SoundCloud and if you look in the description they've even provided it as a free download.

http://soundcloud.com/porticoquartet/portico-quartet-ruins


Definitely will give it a try!

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What do you think so far?  It was one of my favourite releases from last year.

I'm listening to it for a second time now. I'm pleased with it. Although I might prefer their previous two efforts slightly to this one but the style change is so big that I don't feel that's even a fair comparison to make. I definitely appreciate their ambition to try making something new. The highlight tracks like 'Steepless' for example with its awesome vocals definitely make this a treat. I can also definitely hear some of the Burial influence on a couple of the tracks.

 

Overall the more avant-garde approach reminds me a lot of Hilary Hahn's excellent collaboration project 'Silfra' with Hauschka, also from last year. That's probably one of my favorite albums from last year, although 2012 was really, really good in terms of music output. Probably one of the best sounding discs I've ever hear in my life as well. I've never even been a really big Hilary Hahn fan so that disc sure was a welcome surprise.

 

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I just wanted to add that Portico Quartet is definitely one of my favorite modern jazz groups. Their music is awesome and unique.


Edited by TJ Elite - 3/27/13 at 3:03pm
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Portico Quartet - Portico Quartet

 

I finally got around to listening to this. About halfway through it now.

 

Below's a partial description of the album. The text in its entirety can be found here.

 

Portico Quartet have expanded to embrace new sonic territories. Drawing on the inspiration of electronica, ambient, classical and dance music as they take their strange, beautiful, cinematic, future music to exciting new vistas where the inspiration of Burial, Mount Kimbie and Flying Lotus rubs shoulders with the textures of Arve Henriksen and Bon Iver and echoes of Steve Reich and Max Richter. But all underpinned by a shared joy in collective music making as the band push their inimitable music into the future.

 

Track two can be heard on the group's SoundCloud and if you look in the description they've even provided it as a free download.

http://soundcloud.com/porticoquartet/portico-quartet-ruins

 

That album really make my headphones sing! basshead.gif

Thank's for sharing it =)

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