AOTW: Tame Impala presents "Currents" (2015)

This week's sonic infatuation comes in the form of "Currents", the third full length album from our favorite aussie, Kevin Parker. experiencing this album reassured me that music comes into your life for a reason, and I have yet to experience another album that capture's my current feeling(s) quite as this one does. from the fragility of male ego, the indecisiveness we all feel when making relatively "important" decisions, or the concept of breaking up with someone and allowing yourself to grow, this album has not only chronicled my current life experiences, but reassured me that the best music is a reflection of experience- and as a creator (especially as one who tends to overthink his work) it's comforting to know that not only will other people relate to my experiences, but they're looking forward to it! so as a reminder to my creative side (and the one that lies in you) just create what you feel, and people will connect. don't overthink. don't stress. express yourself freely, and it'll all work out as it should! 

dig two of my favorite cuts from the album below, and be sure to cop yourself a copy wherever music is sold!

AOTW: Thundercat presents "DRUNK" (2017)

This week's sonic infatuation comes courtesy of Brainfeeder's own Thundercat with his funky LP, "DRUNK". It's one of those projects I was ducking for a while (not a huge fan of interacting with things when they're hot- rather, engaging with it when the hype's settled to get an unbiased experience) but I'm super glad I got the opportunity to sit with it! from the cascading bass lines, to the kinetic drums and whimsical lyrics, this album is full of life. it feels like a journey through the mind of a neurotic, anime loving' freakazoid- accompanied by a soothing sound palette to soundtrack your trek through such an eclectic mind. 

Dig two of my favorite cuts from the lp, and be sure to pick up a physical wherever copies are sold! 

AOTW: MADVILLIAN presents "madvillainy" (2004)

this week's sonic infatuation comes courtesy of hip hop's dastardly duo in the form of their debut LP "madvillainy". I recently revisited this record, and was bombarded with an overwhelming nostalgia. the walks after school jamming, marveling at the instrumentation. breaking out into fits of  intrigue as i'd dissect doom's wordplay- my head bobbing in trance. i think what i was most enamored by was doom's lyrical whimsy. you could feel the freedom when he spoke. he said what he wanted, in ways that were left of center- and he rocked with it. that freedom is something i needed to reconnect with. the confidence to do you, and trust in your expression; knowing ultimately as long as you're doing what you feel, everything will work in your favor. 

dig two of my favorite cuts below, and be sure to cop the record for yourself:

AOTW: Sampha presents "DUAL-EP" (2013)

This week's sonic infatuation comes courtesy of our favorite turk Sampha with his debut: the DUAL EP. I'm extremely fond of records that have a fluidity to them, and this record is nothing short of seamless. I can start the record at any point, and the pairing of Sampha's soothing vocals and the surrounding melodies provide an infinite sonic journey that's feel like an ethereal experience. 

dig two of my favorite cuts below, and be sure to get yourself a copy here

AOTW: Bas presents "Too High to Riot" (2016)

This weeks sonic infatuation comes courtesy of "Too High to Riot" by Dreamville's own: Bas. There's an awakening of collective black consciousness happening, and this project serves as a recognition of said consciousness- exploring the realms of black identity and personal intent. I'm particularly fond of experiencing works of artists' produced during their respective realizations of self, as their intentions (and most importantly, their sound) can't be seen as anything less than pure. 

dig two of my favorite cuts from the lp below, and be sure to get your hands on a physical copy:

Album of the Week: Bilal- A Love Surreal (2013)

This week's sonic infatuation comes courtesy of Bilal with his soulful LP "A Love Surreal". Elegantly juxtaposing the grit of crashing drums and electric chord progressions with the softness of R&B, the balance of this seamless record has earned it a permanent spot in rotation. 

Dig two of my favorite cuts from the LP below:

Album of the Week: Roy Ayers Ubiquity- "Lifeline" (1977)

This week's sonic infatuation comes courtesy of Roy Ayer's Ubiquity with the LP "Lifeline". With a fluid infusion of funk grooves, and R.A.'s ingenious work with the vibraphone- this LP has earned a permanent place in my rotation. 

Peep two of my favorite cuts from the LP below: