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SOUL! This week's episode has it, from unlikely sources (The Rapture) and the usual suspects (Mayer Hawthorne , Gil Scott Heron).
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Philosophers and clerics continue to argue the existence of the
man's soul. I hold neither of these vocations but can deem
irrefutably that soul exists in man, including a few of the men on
this week's playlist.
Mayer Hawthorne, sure and Gil Scott-Heron definitely but I wasn't
expecting such a soulful offering by The Rapture. The band's new
album In The Grace Of Your Love has a nice underpinning of R&B
I never associated with the group. Tracks like "Miss You" and
"Never Die Again" hold my interest MUCH more than the band's
previous outings. This week Off Air starts with In The Grace Of
Your Love 's closer "It Takes Time To Be A Man" which competes with
the street-latin "Come Back To Me" for my favorite track on the
Another great new find is Stripes by Steven A.
Clark. I was hipped to his video for Angel of Death earlier
this week and was wowed.
Steven A Clark - Angel of Death
It isn't all slow groves and plinky pianos this week (see:
Casiokids, Paul F. Tompkins) but for those of you into it I think
you'll find some of the best modern soul artists the genre has to
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