Vinyl LP £15.49 BF045
Heavyweight vinyl LP in double whiteboard sleeve with embossed pantone gold text detail and pantone gold inner sleeve on Brainfeeder.
- Includes download code
CD £9.99 BFCD045
Digipak CD on Brainfeeder.
Oh how we guffawed, “I bet...huh...I bet its Bobby McFerrin’s son”. Well of course it is Bobby’s lad and McFerrin senior even makes a guest appearance towards the end of this lovely album.
Rather than saying “don’t worry be happy”, McFerrin Junior soothes your soul and eases your concerns with the beauty of his music. This, his debut album on Brainfeeder can’t quite maintain the high quality promised by the first clutch of tracks throughout but its a strong and confident first work. Opener ‘Postpartum’ is a stunner, using those gorgeous Telefon Tel Aviv rhodes piano’s and matching them to a hazy LA soft-top vibe, its the perfect antidote to the West Yorkshire greyness outside my window.
Similarly ‘Degrees of Light’ comes across as a Boards of Canada raised in the sunshine track, the Flying Lotus flim-flam synth wobble heavy in evidence. Guest vocalists pop up from time to time, on ‘The Antidote’, Nai Palm comes over all Erykah Badu over some gorgeous jazzed up chords, on ‘Place in My Heart’, Ryat places some Bjork-like vocals on a lovely track kind of reminiscent of a Tortoise who wanted to win hearts rather than minds. This LP is sweet as a nut and will appeal to fans of Thundercat (who makes a guest appearance), Toro Y Moi, Dam Funk.
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