The title might be a little cutesy, but the album's a rock-solid effort from pianist Naoki Nishi – an artist who's maybe not as well-known on these shores as some of his Japanese contemporaries, but who delivers a wonderful performance throughout! The album's a trio date – all acoustic – with Kazuyo Yamaguchi on bass and Takeshi Inomata on drums – both rhythm players that are maybe even more snappingly groovy here than usual, and who do a great job of working with Nishi's soul-drenched approach to the piano! There's almost an Oscar Peterson vibe at times – that mix of groove and lyricism – and titles include "Jubilation", "Billy Boy", "Skylark", "Doxy", and "My Little Suede Shoes". LP, Vinyl record album
Love N War ... LP Street Corner, 2017. New Copy ...
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A moody set of beatcraft from LA producer Reallynathan – from synthy soul beats and samples blended to hypnotic effect, to rawer bits with a bit more dust and grit, to more richly layered vibes – recorded over a 5-or-so year period and assembled and selected here by the always tasteful Houseshoes! There's a range of moods and sounds, so it's not surprising that it's culled from a handful of years, but it's really well put together and has a cohesive feel. Promising stuff! Title include "ShineOff", "LoveNWar", "Sadboi" (Pts 1 & 2), "Fall Back", "Non Existent", "We Are", "BurntDaze"m "IMAFREAK" & "Trickery". LP, Vinyl record album