In our upcoming review Ljubinko Zivkovic has described it as “possibly, one of the briefest, under the radar gems of 2018”, so we thought it would be interesting to find out a bit more about the records that have influenced them.
The Pretenders – The Pretenders
The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta
The Field – The Follower
The Field is pretty nice because he usually keeps things very simple but still very lush. All of his records are good, but I like this one because I feel like he tries something new in every song, and succeeds in almost all of them. Sample snippets all molded together with cymbals and bass drums running 4/4 and 3/4 and 5/4 all together.
Lil’ Wayne – No Ceilings
At this point I don’t think he even remembers the songs after he makes them, and he does at least a dozen verses a day. I think this record, which is an hour long, was done in less than 72 hours- the beat turns on, Wayne thinks, Wayne speaks, Wayne laughs, Wayne speaks some more, and the onto the next song. We’re holding onto his neuron synapses for dear life, awestruck.