Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Is there something fowl?

No, there isn't! As a son of the jazz musician Steven Fowler, Matthew Fowler aka Mumbles seems to had a positive influence from his father. Most heads may know Mumbles from Aceyalone's second album "A Book Of Human Language" and he also did two tracks on Aceyalone's first album "All Balls Don't Bounce". That's were both got together when Acey had his deal with Capitul back in '95. AC also has two appearances on this one and he didn't got the easiest beats to rap to. There is also an appearance of the Brazilian jazz vocalist Flora Purim who is known for her unique way of singing and an incident were she was accused for smuggling prohibited goods, I think you know what I mean. The lyrics she is using on the track "Never Ending" were taken from the track "Uri (The Wind)" from her album "500 Miles High".
This album doesn't only offer vocal tracks but also instrumental ones. To come back to the work Mumbles created, you can find different influences completing his repoirtoire with indian, psychedelic and jazzy elements. All in all the album has a slight touch of the World Music Genre. So enjoy your meal.

1 comment:

Jack Devo said...

Thank you for introducing me to this album! It's beatiful.

And I didn't know about Flora Purim's shady past! Scandalous.