Thundercat – Off Main St.

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Brainfeeder man, bass player Thundercat has dropped a new album, Apocalypse, which is doing it for a lot of people, me included. His tribute to Austin Peralta, keyboard wiz’ and label mate who recently passed away, is as one would expect, delicate and touching, a beautiful thing, as it moves into clockwork like a heartbeat with exploratory fretwork nailing down the sentiment. Not content to hide behind the bass, our man steps to the microphone, passing on messages conveying a faith that is beyond a book.

A documentary series called Off Main St. opens the door on what and who is Thundercat.

Zara McFarlane

Just in, what I believe is the debut album from Zara McFarlane, Until Tomorrow, coming at you via Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings.   A stunning debut from a singer that if things go right, will have a long history and many stories to tell about her life and travels here and there with her music.  The album starts with piano notes delicately performing a hypnotic loop and her voice sings of the qualities of her lovers other among other things.   The voice penetrates while floating among the toppest quality of bad-assed musicians.  Damn, they have the goods.  This is real soul music, personal. Just want to hug her so, and say Thank you.

Until Tomorrow released Oct. 17th

More info: here