Stream Bittersweet on Spotify!

We’re pleased to announce that Bittersweet by Kudzai Albert is now available to stream on Spotify and all major platforms.

Please use the link below, and thank you for your continued support!

https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/7rJWZ3d8ab9mcYe0Ip89Z8

New Project In The Works

So I’ve been compiling this project on and off for about a year and a half now. This will be an instrumental album or a beat tape for all you cool kids out there.

Why a ‘beat tape’ and and not a conventional vocal album? The reason is not all that compelling. Part of it is because I want to improve as a composer, writer and producer. The other part of it is because I sometimes find myself writing music that I kind quite set lyrics to.

Flying Lotus – You’re Dead! [Album Review]

Flying Lotus You're Dead Album Cover
Flying Lotus You’re Dead Album Cover

Between running Brainfeeder Records, scoring films and performing to sold out crowds at Coachella, it’s somewhat flabbergasting that Steve Ellison still finds time to release a full length studio album. Otherwise, known as Flying Lotus, the man has come a long way since first having his music featured on Adult Swim all those moons ago.

Maturity is perhaps the simplest word to use when describing the sound of one of Warp‘s most foremost composers and producers. In practice, however, you’ll find that it’s not that simple. Songs such as Never Catch Me however, encapsulate this maturity more so than others.

Whilst the constants throughout his career have always been down to his experimental nature, it is those very same experiments that have proven to be the variables. This is no were else as present as it is in Turkey Dog Coma, a Jazz laden medley. Thundercat’s bass fingerings are ever present in all the madness that this album has to offer. This provides a familiar element, which however is contrasted by the chanting vocals and tons of specious reverb.

Coronus, The Terminator is by definition, your quintessential Flying Lotus. But it also manages to bridge the gap between his earlier, more down-tempo works and his newer sound, which is more spacious and robust.

In a world where trends dominate mainstay pop culture, it takes something truly special in order to stand out from the crowd. This is a bit of a conundrum, seeing as any step away from the norm is always feared to alienate the majority of mainstream listeners. Once again, Flying Lotus somehow manages to expand his horizons whilst exercising the pulling power of featuring the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Hip Hop legend Snoop Dogg. You’re Dead is truly in a league, all of its own.

The Deed Has Been Done (Welcome to Parvenu Digital)

Dear readers

 

Of all the absurd things that I have ever done in my life, I must say that starting my own company has to be the most exciting. Just think of all the things that could possibly happen.

How do I feel you might ask and to what do I owe the pleasure of making such a bold move? I feel a great deal of anticipation and excitement and let’s just say that I woke up one lovely morning  and decided to pursue my vision.

Do I have a plan? Why indeed I do. At the moment I feel that the most important things for me are to continue making good feeling music and to contribute to this explosion of modern global culture.

Yes people, music is the name of the game. But rather than bore you with just high fidelity and embedded audio files of my latest songs, I have decided instead, to treat this as a lifestyle blog of sorts. The only rule is to have fun.

So with that being said, I would like to invite you all along on my journey, which is set to be an exciting series of events.

See you all very soon and I hope you enjoy,

Kudzai