Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx: We're New Here (2011)
Read my review at Metro Times.
No, it's no match for I'm New Here, a minimal masterwork of a record that will be remembered as sealing Gil Scott-Heron's legacy forever. But as remix albums go, this is really odd and special. Do take a look, and dig particularly the astoundingly gorgeous / groovy "My Cloud," the standout of the selections here that dip into Gil's catalog but coalesce lovingly with the reflection-on-chaos of I'm New Here.