Mr. Lif & Brass Menažeri - Resilient (2017)
Hip-Hop, Jazz Hop, Conscious Hip-HopИсточник: ссылкаПродолжительность:
01. Rebirth (3:35)
02. Crypt Of Lost Styles (3:18)
03. Aftermath (3:35)
04. The Wanderer (feat. DJ Mr. Sonny James) (5:51)
05. Burning Up (5:33)
06. Doppio Macchiato (4:08)
07. Hump Day (3:32)
08. What About Us? (feat. DJ Mr. Sonny James) (4:02)
09. Guiding Light (2:46)
10. Breathe Deep (5:18)
Оформлено с помощью: Быстрое оформление релиза в разделе "Музыка".
Brass Menažeri met Mr. Lif way back in December of 2010, when mad genius Devon Leger thought—unlike anyone else in the world—that Balkan brass would make a good backdrop for hip hop. So he invited us all to meet and collaborate in the Seattle Folk Festival. We sent a swath of largely fruitless emails, flew to Seattle, and had a single rehearsal in a puddly coffin factory, with a borrowed Crate bass guitar amp for Lif’s vocals. We didn’t get electrocuted, somehow, and thus we didn’t make use of the factory’s usual product. Instead we created a collaboration method based on live remixing the band, slicing and rearranging our repertoire on cue, muting and soloing sections of the band & looping sections willy nilly, like a DJ might if they held dictatorial control over ten people, instead of Ableton Live.
You weren’t there, but it was awesome.
We loved it & rocked it. We decided to make a record, raised money from friends & faithful strangers, recorded a lot of music, the band disbanded, some people loved and lost, others simply waited, we composed & recorded & edited & re-recorded (in three different countries) & cut & recut & recomposed (& decomposed a bit—happens to us all), and now only seven years later, you’re holding this thing in your I-wouldn’t-say-grubby-exactly hands, praise the laud.
We’re so eternally grateful to all those who believed in us and supported us throughout this long process; to all who donated to the project; to Waxsimile Records for putting us over the top; and to you for listening to the final result. We hope you enjoy this crazy fruit of our crazy labor & our crazy love. And while the world's winds whip up certain uncertainty, may we breathe deep & build Resilience together—our intertwined roots anchoring our supple-yet-shatterproof trunks, so that everyone's limbs might offer up their most beautiful particular fruit, to nourish us all, while we birth again the world.