12 de agosto de 2010

Kings Go Forth. Soul absolutamente brillante. Imprescindible.

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Lo prometí hace poco más de un mes cuando una de sus canciones entró en alguna de nuestras últimas recomendaciones mensuales. Prometí hablar de ellos y, breve y humildemente, aquí voy...!!

Dicen que éste grupo de Milwaukee es "la pura reencarnación del gran Curtis Mayfield de la época Move On Up, pero en forma de apisonadora y con canciones originales". 
Como definen nuestros amigos de UpBeat Records, "son un auténtico terremoto, absolutamente increíble que hará temblar las pistas de baile". (lo puedes adquirir en su página web).

Todo empieza con Andy Noble y su vieja tienda de discos de música negra. Black Wolf, coleguita suyo es cantante, compositor y un vividor de esos que te imaginas recorriendo el Madrid del los Austrias con su instrumento a cuestas. El tío tenía talento y llego a grabar varios temas con un grupo denominado The Essentials.

Sigo investigando y me voy a su web. De su web a su sello: Luaka Bop.
Abro y empieza a sonar un remix de su single "Don´t Take My Shadow", lo escucho dos veces y pienso... "Gracias Dios, por ayudarme a descubrir ésta joya!". Suena pedante, pero aún no puedo controlar mis pensamientos...!

Sigo rebuscando y observo que tienen bastantes singles y que en efecto, éste año se publicó su primer y nuevo album, "The Outsiders Are Back".
Maaaaaaadreeeeeee miiiaaaaaaaa....!! Si mi padre me viera escuchando éste soul tan canalla y happy, se pondría a bailar conmigo en el salón encima de los sillones, estoy seguro!.


Un discazo de soul en toda regla, una colección de implacables ritmos que te paran la respiración. Una lentita con regusto a jamaica flavour, “1000 songs”, y luego increibles canciones dinámicas y rítmicas como el culo de cien mulatas en CopaCabana!. 

Los intrépidos “One day”, “I don’t love you no more”, “You’re the one”, “No we’re gone”, “Don’t take my shadow” y “Get a feeling” no deberían de dejarte sin un orgásmo musical instantáneo. 

A ver si con ésto llamo algo la atención...
!!!! HÁGANSE CON UNA COPIA DE ÉSTE DISCO !!!!
No todo es indie de manual en ésta vida!




Escucha la PREVIEW DEL ALBUM PINCHANDO AQUÍ.


Kings Go Forth in Vietnam from Luaka Bop on Vimeo.


Ah! y si quieres, puedes agenciarte gratis uno de los temas del disco en su web de myspace: http://www.myspace.com/kingsgoforth . Os tiene que gustar. Ábranse a la variedad señores.

Éstas letras podría firmarlas el mismísimo Tupac Shakur. Esencia del contenido social del R&B de principios de los 90, Harlem y la generación del crack en la ciudad de los rascacielos,...

I’ve looked at him- at what’s left of him- and it’s helped me to understand. He’s paying the price and wondering for what sin and telling himself that he’s been too selfish. In what act or thought of his has there ever been a self? What was his aim in life? Greatness-in other people’s eyes. Fame, admiration, envy-all that which comes from others. Others dictated his convictions, which he did not hold, but he was satisfied that others believed he held them. Others were his motive power and his prime concern. He didn’t want to be great, but to be thought great. He didn’t want to build, but to be admired as a builder. He borrowed from others in order to make an impression on others. There’s your actual selflessness. It’s his ego he’s betrayed and given up. But everybody calls him selfish.”
“That’s the pattern most people follow.”


“Yes! And isn’t that the root of every despicable action? Not selfishness, but precisely the absence of a self. Look at them. The man who cheats and lies, but preserves a respectable front. He knows himself to be dishonest, but others think he’s honest and he derives his self-respect from that, the second-hand. The man who takes credit for an achievement which is not his own. He knows himself to be mediocre, but he’s great in the eyes of others. The frustrated wretch who professes love for the inferior and clings to those less endowed, in order to establish his own superiority by comparison. The man whose sole aim is to make money. Now I don’t see anything evil in a desire to make money. But money is only a means to some end. If a man wants it for personal purpose–to invest in his industry, to create, to study, to travel, to enjoy luxury- he’s completely moral. But the men who place money first go much beyond that. Personal luxury is a limited endeavor. What they want is ostentation: to show, to stun, to entertain, to impress other. They’re second-handers. Look at our so-called cultural endeavors. A lecturer who spouts some borrowed rehash of nothing at all that means nothing at all to him- and the people who listen and don’t give a damn, but sit there in order to tell their friends that they have attended a lecture by a famous name. All second-handers…”
Kings Go Forth – "High On Your Love"
 
(By JRGE)