My five fave finds & re-discoveries of the week.
(In no particular order)
1) Neneh Cherry - The Blank Project
Neneh Cherry has exemplified cool for me since 1989. Long before @badgalriri, Neneh was the queen of giving no fux. She was a style trailblazer (and part of the influential Buffalo movement), and she was also one of the first to expose the musical talents of Massive Attack, Portishead's Geoff Barrow, and the Notorious B.I.G., who appeared on the remix to her 1992 single "Buddy X."
The Blank Project, her first solo album in 18 years, shows that she hasn't lost her ear for cutting edge sounds. Produced by Four Tet, the album comes off like a female answer to Yeezus in its mix of raw introspection and electro minimalism. At times, it feels almost primal--just a woman speaking her truth over a drum.
2) The pop culture mash-ups of "drawerer" Justin Hager