Thursday, January 21, 2010

Josh Rouse

ARTIST: Josh Rouse

MP3: I Will Live on Islands

ALBUM: El Turista

FILE UNDER: Garage / Lounge

LABEL: Yep Roc

INFO: Unexpected and utterly sublime, this sultry song cycle will shuffle seamlessly in tandem with Getz/Gilberto and Graceland, albums as boldly surprising in their eras as El Turista is in this one. The record marks a new direction for the critically acclaimed cult artist, while offering the musical sophistication and emotional depth Rouse's devoted constituents have come to expect from him thanks to a consistently enthralling body of work highlighted by the modern-day landmarks 1972 (2003) and Nashville (2005), both of which are generously sampled on the marvelous 2008 Rhino retrospective The Best of the Rykodisc years

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