Music for a New Depression: Songs of a Native Oracle Now in Release
Debut album from a new label slices the election scene to shreds.
Blue-Loves.com offers politics and poetry in a blues voice in
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 27, 2008 -- Blue-Loves, a new label, under the
firefallmedia umbrella, today released "Music for a New Depression,"
the first in its alien-country series, Six albums are scheduled this
year, dedicated to future space. The first is however a biting take on
earth politics, as practiced in the U.S.
Music for a New Depression: The back cover reads, "Blues
Magic for a New Depression, songs of a native oracle, slices the
political scene to shreds, then wands it back together. Read in reggae
and sung in gentle and caustic tones in the manner of old time blues,
the singer makes us realize that the real constituency, the only one
that matters, is the land itself. Recorded on a mountain top in New
Mexico, the songs are arrows to the heart of Washington, meant to light
the sky as they travel there, by taking to task the national political
scene and the current politics of language. Elihu (the poet-songwriter)
looks down from the clouds at his herd rushing toward a cliff, to
lyricize the thunder. His warnings strike like lightning. Rama Kim (the
singer/guitarist), a child of flower children, who toured cross-country
before he was ten, finds his voice in the harmonic tones. 'I grew up on
the blues, reggae and jazz. The music came to me in an instant. My goal
is to give the expression character.' An original, he succeeds
Recorded in Rama's Ojo Sarco studio, the release consists of two parts,
Rama singing, followed by Elihu reading the lyrics as he first wrote
them. Robinson Joyce, Blue-Loves' president, enthused, "Elihu's poetry
is provocative and right on the mark. He calls 'Keddedy - a hen house
chicken' and refers to the coal dust aglow in the nose of another
political animal. This album is an untouched recording, done in three
days, with one tube microphone and a portable deck: simple, acoustic
blues with a complexity and brilliance of language rare in the music
world. The album ends with rhythmic advice to the next American
Good music, but sure to be controversial as well, this 36 minute
recording reflects the popular contempt for politics, openly, honestly,
and entertainingly. The CD is currently available for $16, priority
shipping included anywhere in the continental U.S., directly from the
Blue-Loves.com website. The album will also be available from iTunes.
MP3 downloads is available as well from TheListeningZone.com at $7 per
download. For further information, go to http://www.blue-loves.com
Rama on the Ojo Sarco road, after recording "Music for a New
Depression", his debut album.