Last night we heard the excellence that was "One Time", today, courtesy of the best radio on radio (yeah, I'm a huge fan, fucking sue me) NPR, we get to hear the entire new Roots album...
There's an accompanying write up provided with the tracks as well from Charlie Kaplan that you can see a piece of below, but really just jump into this LP, it's a really strong release in my opinion..
The album is arranged gorgeously by the incomparable ?uestlove, The Roots' expert bandleader and producer, whose recent projects include the "Philly Paris Lockdown," a reinterpretation of the works of the French impressionist composers Erik Satie, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. Onundun, ?uestlove renders the lush modality of these composers in the vibrant hues of early-'70s soul music; the eerie, ghostly outro of "Make My" sublimates the drug dealer's hopeless, nihilistic glory into misty Moog and starry synths in the vein of Stevie Wonder's "Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You?)."
The Roots - Undun