The US alt-folk creator Phil Lomac will be releasing the LP Northern Cities Southern Stars on the 24th of March.
A mellowing roughly twenty six minutes, seven track, album (available on bandcamp) in which the listener can lay back and relax in the distinctively Southern-blues infused material that is globally accessible, perhaps due to Phil being based in Chicago, while his childhood was predominately based in Germany and thus transposing various ideas from very different climes.
However it occurs, rather than tight border controls and insularity as espoused by the President of the USA, there is an inclusiveness to the music which extends a welcoming arm to everyone. Once again evidencing music is far more than a geo-political passport control – if only the world of bureaucracy was thus minded, it would be a far better place for everyone.
From the forthcoming LP World Of Pain is the second number.
The US alt-hop creators Afrovelvet and Nate Gski collaborated to release the three track single Not Just A Body on the 31st.
Afrovelvet and Nate Gski
Delivering a message of changing a societal normality in the USA where not being White instantly results in discrimination, preconception and marginalisation.
In Not Just A Body (available on bandcamp) Afrovelvet + Nate Gski don’t rail in a rage, rather approach the quandary with an ethereal grace which, for its delicate feathering, leaves the listener in contemplative mood.
Regular readers will know whenever that descriptor of a genre arrives that I am suggesting this is music best heard with a strong cigarette being inhaled – preferably a gauloises in a smoke filled den in the La Rive Gauche with plenty of bottles of red wine to hand to share with friends in a convivial moment.
As so often is equally the case, in Evil Baby, the music is of more philosophical and counter-state proposition delivered in an eloquent yet dismissive style, which for that – gives it immense weight and relevance.