LABEL: EPIC (BRAZIL)
This one evaded me for quite awhile, but damn, was it worth the wait.
The homie Catalist turned me onto this joint years ago and I am eternally thankful and appreciative of him for doing so.
This shit starts off like the perfect intro to a surreal fever dream, and right when it’s about to go into nightmare territory, it switches to this beautifully bright arrangement, complete w/ rhodes,harpsichord and charming female vocal jazz scat (this is starting to sound like it could be a Google search or an eBay description).
This song goes so many different places, it’s dizzying. And it all happens under the 5-minute mark. And right when you think it’s over, it hits you with the subtle one-two punch of Rhodes, bass and drum breakdown, which then opens up into a frenetic blast of harpsichord, swinging into the smooth jazz arrangement you heard earlier.
Shit is wild.
There’s only 2 songs on this 45, but it feels like an EP, because of all the changes in arrangement.
If you ever get a chance to own this, by all means get it.
I mean, unless you have something against quality music.