Culcha Vulcha =2LP=
2 x LP
2016 EU issue on 180g 2LP -In a nutshell, the album title refers to how we—the Western civilized world—have all become slaves to Pop culture, consuming as many messages to “buy”, “be” and “get” as possible. We circle above and wait to swoop in and ravenou
Release date: 28-03-2016
2016 EU issue on 180g 2LP = Following hot on the heels of their second Grammy win for 2015’s Sylva and this year’s critically-acclaimed and #1-charting Family Dinner – Volume Two, Brooklyn-by-way-of-Denton, Texas’ Snarky Puppy introduces their first new band album in two years, Culcha Vulcha.
In a nutshell, the album title refers to how we—the Western civilized world—have all become slaves to Pop culture, consuming as many messages to “buy”, “be” and “get” as possible. We circle above and wait to swoop in and ravenously eat or “consume” as much messaging as possible so we can feel “full” and satisfied that we are “cool,” losing our sense of self-confidence and self-acceptance as we are.
The album is a slight departure for Snarky Puppy; darker, with elements of Rock along with brilliant flourishes of R&B, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Bossa Nova, electric Blues and more. Guitars cry, keyboards wail, all the while the percussion and bassline drive you forward. In a word, intoxicating. Scratch that: otherworldly. Consider this their White Album. You will only get one chance to make a first impression, and if this is the introduction to many people of the Snarky Puppy experience, it will quickly make them Puppy addicts!
A2 Bigly Strictness
B1 Bling Bling
B3 While We're Young
C1 Bad Kids To The Back
C2 Even Us
Like Culcha Vulcha, Immigrance is a studio project, and it features most of the same musicians. And though it shares that project’s ace musicianship and dynamic, kinetic spirit, it is also more raw and moodier than its predecessor. Several of the compositions put a newfound emphasis on delivering simpler, streamlined impact. With Immigrance, Snarky Puppy is essentially practicing what it’s preached all along: People from different places can bring their various strengths and experiences, and that can be beautiful and cohesive. The band itself is a representation of that musical expression.
“The idea here is that everything is fluid, that everything is always moving and that we’re all in a constant state of immigration. Obviously the album’s title is not without political undertones,” aldus Michael League.
Extra info: gatefold sleeve
This release: 2016