When I first heard this song, I thought the intro drums were an almost-direct quote, or at least a very intentional nod to Paul Simon’s “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” but now that I’ve heard it a bunch, it doesn’t seem quite as deliberate. Either way, that is the only thing that the songs have in common. The horns that come in the 6th bar (are delicious) and set a different tone.
This is the second full album from Natural Self (of Brighton England). Let Peace Be The Ruler was his first and was much more adventurous in a lot of ways. It sounded much more like a live band and had a lot of dissonance. Although I liked it, I didn’t find myself going back to it for that many listens. I’ve listened to the The Art of Vibration more in it’s first two weeks in my library than I listened to the first album in two years.
Both albums are mostly instrumental. Alice Russell made a cameo on the first one and N.S. himself sings for the first time on this album (that’s him on this song) with great results in my opinion.
Songs are available for two weeks.