From library music to beat music, Charif Megarbane establishes the major focus of a verbose work with the Cosmic Analog Ensemble. Between the simple themes and heady tunes, there is a more human, travelling pop sensibility and a sense of DIY, which owes a lot to the sound of the 70s.
The legendary bassist Marcus Miller features Belgian singer-songwriter Selah Sue on the new music video for “Que Sera Sera”–watch it here.
So far, 2018 has been pretty good to Ed Motta: the renowned Brazilian singer, pianist and guitarist is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of his first album, and also releasing a new album, the excellent Criterion Of The Senses, an homage to the music he loves: soul, funk and the entire AOR galaxy dominated by his beloved Steely Dan. Among the things Ed doesn't care for: today's music, soccer, the beach, insincere musicians and mixing music and politics ...
The seventh Anthony Joseph's album, People of the Sun has the qualities of its predecessors (unstoppable syncope, vocal charisma, social chronicles, and poetic writing), while at the same time allowing marginal innovations, such as beautiful string arrangements.
James spoke with us about the inspiration behind Lean on Me, his encounter with the somewhat reclusive Withers, and the incredible wisdom he gained from the icon.