BadBadNotGood – IV - 2016 Downtempo Soul Jazz - Sealed 2LP
BadBadNotGood – IV
Arts & Crafts – A&C122
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
08 Jul 2016
A1 And That, Too.
A2 Speaking Gently
A3 Time Moves Slow
B1 Confessions Pt. II
B3 Chompy's Paradise
C2 Hyssop of Love
C3 Structure No. 3
D1 In Your Eyes
Copyright (c) – Arts & Crafts
Recorded At – Studio 69
Arranged By [Tambourine] – Matthew Washington
Design [Back Cover] – Benny Jetts
Engineer, Mixed By – Matty Tavares*
Mastered By – João Carvalho*
Mixed By – Stephen Koszler
Other [Non-Spiritual Advisor] – Bill Sowinski, Matt "Loose Change" Langille*
Other [Spiritual Advisor] – Adam "Diesel" Feeney*, Jerry Paper
Photography By – Brent Goldsmith, C. Olthuis*
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – A. Sowinski*, Charlotte Day Wilson (tracks: D1), C. Hansen*,Colin Stetson (tracks: B1), Jayson Jenkins (tracks: C2), L. Whitty*, Kevein Celestin* (tracks: B2), M. Tavares*, Sam Herring*
Written-By, Producer – BadBadNotGood
Catalog number on spine and back cover read, "A&C122", where as on the labels it reads ,"AC122".
Special thanks and download cards Included.
We Acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters. Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation. We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR and Canada's private radio broadcasters
In keeping with BBNG’s growing boundaries, they’ve invited features for the first time. In IV, they managed to rope in Future Islands’ Sam Herring, Kaytranada, Colin Stetson, Mick Jenkins, and the Toronto R&B singer Charlotte Day Wilson. And it’s in the features that you can get a real sense of how much more flexible and relaxed BBNG have become as a band.
The best of these is Sam Herring’s contribution, “Time Moves Slow,” where his gravelly voice pairs nicely with the sounds of the Crumar electric organ. It was the first indicator here that BBNG were moving away from their hip-hop roots to a more lounge-y R&B style. This continues in featureless songs like “Chompy’s Paradise,” which includes an incredibly slinky and plasticine sax solo from Whitty. It recalls all the music from The Pink Panther to “Gilligan's Island”—the sunny attitude of mai-tais by the pool, the elegance of donning an exquisitely crisp trench coat. On the ballad “In Your Eyes,” Charlotte Day Wilson strikes a middle-ground between these two dispositions. Her voice generates the murmur of a foggy room draped in cigarette smoke and the clink of martini glasses. But the surrounding instruments around her can air towards the pleasantly goofy, mixing in flute and acoustic guitar, conjuring up images of that infamous scene from Anchorman.
In fact, the jazz flute liberally peppered throughout IV offers large swaths of the music a very special brand of cornball poise. “Speaking Gently,” for example, would sound fantastic as theme music for a Vincent Price horror film. “Cashmere” collages together Dave Brubeck-inspired pianos with Bossa Nova percussion, and it’s the best example of slacker grace that these guys have been able to cultivate. It’s something that would be played in the classier sections of Rob Gronkowski's party cruise. "
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