Love the addition of lyrics to Freddie Hubbard's 'Red Clay', reminds me of Abbey Lincoln's lyrics to Afro-Blue. Other notable 'Red Clay' covers: Jack Wilkins (bandcamp/mainstream), 'Space Odyssey' by Marcus Belgrave (universal sound/tribe)
Favorite track: Red Clay.
There are people who can craft songs that sound and feel utterly and warmly beautiful. To me, one was Stevie Wonder, and one is now Kadhja Bonet.
Everything here is pure beauty: from Bonet's enchantingly soothing voice and wonderfully produced music, to the spellbinding, arcadian psych soul vibes that permeate the album, weaving 70s influences into something new and original.
This is a record that brings you heartwarming joy. One that takes you to a better place. muschiosauro
I might love this even more than Black Focus. Why? There is more of a focus on that Wu Funk sound, more melodies by the rhythm master, more hip-hop flavor, a chance for Kamaal to really shine. A perfect balance between hard hitting sounds with more melodic and meditative ones. One of the few albums I wish was 24-bit quality, that is how great this is. At the top of all the 2018 "best of" lists for a reason. Much respect HW. Edward