10.10.06

k-os' new album



I bought k-os' third album Atlantis - Hymns for Disco last night on iTunes 7 and now I'm burning a hip-hop fever all by myself. Listen! I'm not at all into the mainstream porno hip-hop, the stuff that's currently strangling top 40 radio. But k-os has thoughtful lyrics and the music makes me sweat and he samples so many genres:
Reggae in Mirror in the Sky
Blues in The Rain
Rock in Valhalla (with Sam Roberts)
Gospel in Sunday Morning
Folk in Highway 7 and The Ballad of Noah
Ska in FlyPaper
Classic Rock in Born to Run and Equalizer
Rap in AquaCityBoy
Disco in Black Ice - Hymn for Disco

I'm really enjoying an old album by Bruce Cockburn called "In the Falling Dark" as well. Gorgeous music from the 70's.

4 comments:

saison said...

Hey, Sorry to tell you this but
K-OS is comming to Edmonton in the next few weeks. I thought of going... I am going to the James Blunt concert on Nov.2 :)

Sistah Girl said...

K-OS is fabulous. Live in concert he's great. In person- a bit "intersting". Incredible beats and lyrics.

Zaak said...

Saison, no one asked you.
Sistah, thanks for rubbing it in.

April said...

Cool, I just heard an interview with him on CBC radio, freestyle. You can check it if you want.