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20. BEN LAMAR GAY, "Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun"
Wherever rapp seems to become introspective and obscure in the 20 most important records selected in 2018, the guitars regain their angry punk expressivity, perhaps in response to two of the most politically difficult moments in recent US and British history. Been Lamar Gay, an integral part of the Chicago dance and protest scene, and over the years has worked with Theaster Gates, Nicole Mitchell, Mike Reed, Matthew Lux's Communication Arts Quartet, Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society, Bitchin Bajas and many others,
He had never released a solo record before, "Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Su" is his first real record, although it can be called "Best of" of the last seven years and seven "hypothetical records" of the American musician. Latin Music succeeds in freeing decades of prejudices from those who grew up with a proud Anglo-Saxon musical culture (white or black).
A half-hour disc in eleven tracks and eleven chapters, inspired by "Flamenco", an Occitan novel from 1200 that tells the story of a woman trapped in a tower by her lover. The 29 -year-old Danish artist Noise/Industrie Frederikke Hoffmeier alias Amphetamine Logic alias Puce Mary grew up in the Copenhagen metro scene, which revolves around the record company founded by Loke Rahbek and Christain Stadsgaard (the tour is that of Iceage, Puce Mary, Croation Amor, Lower and Lust For Youth) and became known throughout the world for her very intensive and extreme performances.
The Houston instrumental trio Laura Lee, Mark Speer and Donald Ray "DJ" Johnson Jr. from the deserts of Texas transcends and transports his musical proposal into another dimension in which there are no borders, epochs and genres anymore. "Singleness is a disc he creates. Each element, even the various dance floor interludes, which also appear powerful at the beginning and end of the record, is practical for creating a listening path, of feelings that work on a physical and emotional journey Hopkins wants to bring the user of the record along.
Human voices are mixed in this hour and a quarter with instruments that imitate them, they speak to them (the trombones of the "Human Range") to gather in a moment of solemn and almost cathartic conclusion in "Momentum" and "Kaleidoscope". The central pieces "Forever Changeless" and exactly "All Melody" contain the double soul of their author: in the first the neoclassical breath, the origins and somehow the comfortable return to family refuge, the piano (with constant echoes of the best Max Richter); in the second a look at the present, the acoustic experimentation, the organ recorded and synthesized as a natural way, without peaks and cries.
If we had to use the word indeie with the same all-encompassing meaning as we did a few years ago when it contained fantasy hop productions, the alto-brock of the 90s, the nose, the less difficult electronics and the synth-pop leaps of the 80s, and who knows what else, we could say that the most interesting indeie of the year came from an artist and technoplayer whom we had met with two very visionary and elusive albums released on A N.
On a compositional level, "Some Rap Songs" is an enveloping flow of consciousness of twenty-four minutes in fifteen very short but lightning-fast tracks, as Earl is used to. Eleven love songs you will need: In "Devotion" there is everything you need not to feel alone.
Not without new scenarios, always nostalgic for the long post-punk tradition that ideally begins before post-punk and punk, but anticipates the proposals (Velvet Underground) and beyond, from the artistic approach of the post-hardcore of Fugazi and Minutemen to the indigenous school of Pavement. Parquet courtyards are the sum of everything that has grown up with those who have always given the word indies a high meaning.
I don't know if a record like "Beyondless" will be the last successful funeral of Skirt, I just hope that Rønnenfelt will continue to wear the shoes of the Arab phoenix, who burns, kills and reborn punk at the same time. The most successful of the five seven-track albums from Kanye Wyoming Session is a record by the Kanye president of the Kanye record company, which has never been so controversial and controversial for non-musical reasons and also not so inspired at the production level.
The seven tracks of Daytona, all produced by Kanye, reinforce the overflowing river of the former clips. There is no trace of a pitfall, it is a rapid drive that you have not heard of for a long time. "The album " is a mature phase of liberty, man and artist.
And it is also the sign of a new musical vitality, the completion of an explorative and conceptual phase that sees in the opening to new sounds and influences the power of the creative drive. The air is always quite heavy and unhealthy and object as an android observer welcomes in his scenarios more vivid and natural elements in traces that remain introspective and in their way seem to have emerged from dry and desolate landscapes.
A vitality that is also and above all visible when you look at the music scene beyond the channel, capable of producing projects that all share a strong focus on social issues, the return of nationalist culture and the fascist currents that cross the Old Continent and have invested the United Kingdom.