MIMS Future Classics

2012/03/01

Future Classic: Gonjasufi “MU.ZZ.LE”

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The new album by Gonjasufi on Warp could be also considered his first. He’s been around for a long time but it also seems to me like the first time he’s not collaborating or in the shadow of anyone else. I first heard his high-pitched singing on Flying Lotus’ first full album record on Warp, Los Angeles. Then there was the collaborative effort with another Brainfeeder friend, GasLamp Killer, on A Sufi and a Killer. There was also a little solo EP of distorded raps that came out last October (fun but not nearly as polished as the other two).

I’m glad to really discover the “real” artist here. After listening to MU.ZZ.LE, I recognized that the low-fi sound of the A Sufi and a Killer is probably more a part of him than it is GLK’s. Don’t expect banging electronic beats à la FlyLo or GLK. In fact, if I had to describe it, I would say of this album that “it’s a modern low-fi take on R&B with an hint of psychedelic rock”. All genres I don’t really like but Gonjasufi’s receipe just works. This album is far more emotionnal and more intimate then his previous work. Very peculiar. In the modern music world artists with a singular voice like this are not a dime a dozen.

Uploaded by the label, here is Nickel and Dime (which is in free download here) and the video for the song The Blame.

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  • l’Algopatente

    Su cet album.. je m’ennuie de la groove, des samplings ”middle eastern” .. l’excitation de A sufi and A killer est passé et je trouve que l’ami Gonja baigne un peu trop dans la répétition sur le dernier…”effort”.

    Maxime, je t’aime.

    • http://twitter.com/grave_line grave_line

      pas d’accord… vraiment pas… je trouve cet opus beaucoup plus cogité et l’esthétique sonore est très … très intéressante… J’appréhendais avec beaucoup de curiosité cet album sans ‘The Gaslamp Killer’… Je suis très rassuré quant à la teneur en ‘Sufi’ …