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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ponce, Mar 18, 2020.
Love all this new neosoul stuff. Makes me wish I was young again.
Yes, but have you heard ANY Tiny Desk Concert that wasn't great?
After first selection, she introduced the players and shared that this was their final stop at the conclusion of a series of live dates - Of COURSE they tight; they've been breathing each other's air for a while now . . .
How bout some love for that drummer - such a light touch; such a precision player!
And the bass, keys and guitar - none of 'em making "guitar face" or jumping from place to place; just sticking to their jewel-making entrprise.
The singer? Never heard of her before, but I will look for more.
Thanks for posting, @ponce
Peace - Deeve
Jeeze...I can't even count it, and they're grooving on it.
It's all about the 1, baby!
I dig neosoul. I dig that band.
Unfortunately for me, I can’t handle that vocal style, where they divide single syllables into three or four parts and do vocal gymnastics with each part, and then add vocal fry to every-single-thing.
+1 I thought the musicians were great but I heard enough of the vocals in the first 30 seconds. Not that there’s anything wrong with it (Seinfeld reference). It’s just not for me.
I agree, the groove was completely broken for me by the vocals. Not her voice, but the phrasing just threw the whole thing in a different direction.
I've had the same thoughts.
I kind of dig that American/British/Jamaican but ultra modern style of her singing. A tiny bit of reverb on mic and drums would do wonders just to balance with the guitar and keys. But I guess Tiny Desk engineers want to make it room dry on purpose. Also their signature vocal mic doesn't seem to pick up enough lower frequencies.
I really dug the groove, and I also liked her singing, but just not both at the same time. The band gets one groove going, and the vocals, for me, run counter to that groove. I know that this was most likely the intentional effect, and I know that an awful lot of people will dig the whole thing, it's just a matter of personal taste.
I thought everything that we are hearing here is very much in the groove, right in the pocket, everything is in 4 or 8 or whatever, I thought her phrasing was right on, and she certainly didn't seem to over singing to me. To each his own I guess.
thanks for sharing!
This is super cool. Makes me want to quit trying to play guitar, bass, drums, and piano.
I think I didn't quite articulate myself well enough, which is on me. The thing that I found distracting was that it was a combination of an interesting and fairly busy instrumental groove, with an equally interesting and fairly busy vocal part. For me, the two seemed to be competing for my attention instead of one supporting the other. And yes, it's definitely a personal thing because I'm one of those types of people that tends to often listen to music in a more analytical way rather than just letting everything blur together, so my attention was pulled back and forth.
Holy eff, my head was spinning in the first 10 seconds. Good stuff.
Was that Bud Bundy playing the strat??
Thanks for posting. Very interesting and very original. I'm hearing lots of different things going on.. R&B Hip Hop and a lot of jazz.
Like that drummer. He reminds me of James Gadson:
Yeah - that’s a vocal style.
And that’s her choice but I’d much rather hear her instead of her singing in that style.
Sia does it to some extent, but then again she writes songs that many people cover (and are generally gigantic) and she doesn’t sing as much as she used to.
A very popular genius Tele player (extremely popular on this forum too) has a girlfriend with her own big career and - she copped a specific (and often-used) style with her vocals and I cannot hang for more than a minute.
Her songs are really great and you can tell her voice is too - behind the style she’s conforming to...