Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Love That Album episode 57 - Michael Kiwanuka's "Home Again" and Mac Demarco's "2"

Welcome to episode 57 of the Love That Album podcast, the first for 2014.

I am joined by long time supporter but first time participant Will Smith of the wonderful Gentlemen’s Guite To Midnite Cinema podcast. We discuss albums by two songwriters who are still early into their careers. First up, we discuss, soul stylist Michael Kiwanuka’s “Home Again” (2012), then we chat about Mac Demarco’s album “2” (2013). Both artists definitely display their love of artists that have inspired them, but cleverly meld the music into something all their own. Kiwanuka’s album is a beautiful introspective look into faith and hope without hitting anyone over the head with his beliefs.  On the other hand, Demarco creates a sound that may appeal to fans of Ween. He’s got a healthy sense of humour, but as Will points out, there’s something dark hiding behind the Lynchian picket fences of his songs. Will and I look forward keenly to see what they will do next.

Eric Reanimator returns for 2014 with his terrific Album I Love segment to discuss Janelle Monae’s concept album The Arch Android, based on Metropolis.

NOTE: For the time being, Love That Album will be a monthly podcast. I have joined Tim Merrill and Wendi Freeman for a new monthly podcast about music related films called See Hear. I still get my dumb opinions out twice a month, but once per month for each podcast.

You can hear Will and his Gentlemanly cinephile partner, Sam U. Rai at http://www.ggtmc.com or by searching for the Gentlemen's Guide to Midnite Cinema podcast in iTunes (and if you're a fan of film, you should make their show a priority).

If you dig the show, I’d be ever so grateful for an iTunes review.

Send me any feedback at rrrkitchen@yahoo.com.au (written or mp3 voicemail) or join the Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/lovethatalbum and start a conversation on any new songwriters you’re excited about.

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