GET IT NOW, THE ITUNES LAUNCH Will be more for "Them" less for us. lol
i wanted to make a record that held some of the audio art that runs through my head. this EP was done with the understanding that i am making life difficult for reviewers, buyers, fans and subsequently me.
but, this is what came out.
this is a record that focuses less on a unifying theme nor pushes one form.
in the past we have mixed mediumed our releases but usually under one concept. my attempt this time was to make a bunch of music then create an EP of the best material i enjoyed.
i pray that was accomplished.
on the project I am rocking live; spitting a poem in the middle of cypher; singing about missing work to stay with a lover, with the snare drum absent; telling about my love for children over spacey jam by jonn nubian; getting electro-soulish to discuss sex; and, dropping some break beats that would make James Brown and Sade envious.
i had fun making all this music -- and i believe it shows!!
"work it out, tai! work it out!!" - luquantum leap, off stage during 16Tons (taiallen.bandcamp.com/track/16-tons-live-at-bam-cafe-with-onaje-allen-gumbs
released 22 August 2013
music: tai allen + jonn nubian aka vicelounge
except: 16Tons - Onaje Allan Gumbs & New Vintage
mix: tai allen with vespertine, jonn nubian, michael gipson and cleveland jones.