Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Emancipator - Safe In The Steep Cliffs

Emancipator Safe In The Steep Cliffs

1 Greenland
2 Black Lake
3 Jet Stream
4 Kamakura
5 All Through The Night
6 Old Devil
7 Nevergreen
8 Ares
9 Rattlesnakes
10 Bury Them Bones
11 Vines
12 Hill Sighed
13 Siren
14 Safe In The Steep Cliffs


For a long time Emancipator has been the rare artist that, in my opinion, can do no wrong. Think the best of Nujabes, Bonobo, Four Tet and Blue Sky Black Death combined. 'Soon It Will Be Cold Enough' is certainly one of my favorite albums of all time and today it's follow-up was finally released! In Emancipator's own words:

'Safe In The Steep Cliffs' represents the tightest, most unique, most organic beats I've made in the last three years. This album has a new palette of sounds and samples from around the world, including more original recordings (guitar/violin/mandolin/banjo) and new guest artists including Japanese jazz musician Uyama Hiroto. It's ominous and overgrown, dense and ethereal. And epic. Always epic.

On first listen, 'Nevergreen' is the stand-out track but they're all amazing. I will be listening to this for years!

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