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Smith, Nate / Kinfolk
Album:Kinfolk Collection:General
Artist:Smith, Nate Added:03/2017
Label:Waterbaby Music 

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Add Date:2017-03-15 Pull Date:2017-05-17 
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-03-11 
Smith, Nate / Kinfolk
Label: Waterbaby Music

Reviewed: 2017-03-17

Smith, Nate
Kinfolk
Genre: General
Review: kind of like a cross between Stevie Wonder & Weather Report. There are jazz elements to some of the tunes. There seems to be a theme to the album, but it is unclear what. That said, the tunes are all played well. Arranged by the percussionist, a variety of musicians participate.
If You Like: Stevie Wonder, Weather Report, Marvin Gaye
FCCs: possible on 4 & 12
Favorite Tracks: (3) Mom: Postcards from Detroit/ Floyd/ Salem (7) Pages (8) From Here - Interlude (9) Morning and Allison
Track Review: 1/ synth starts> people talking> slow tempo 2/ percussion starts> ethnic rhythms> uptempo with scat vocals> fade 3/ drums start> funky New Orleans feel> quick stop 4/ keyboards start> spoken word 5/ synth starts> laid back space jam> fade 6/ piano starts> midtempo song> slow fade 7/ bass starts> midtempo fusion space jam> quick stop 8/ piano/synth start> midtempo song> quick fade 9/ drums start> midtempo jam moves uptempo> quick fade 10/ percussion starts> tribal beat> midtempo song> slow fade 11/ drums start> midtempo> slow fade 12/ people talking start> midtempo jam interspersed with people talking 13/ violin starts> slow tempo> fade

Track Listing
1.Intro: Wish You Were Here 7.Pages
2.Bounce: Parts 1 & 2 8.From Here-Interlude
3.Mom: Postcards From Detroit/ Floyd/ Salem 9.Morning And Allison
4.Retold 10.Spiracles
5.Disenchantment: The Weight 11.Small Moves - Interlude
6.Spinning Down 12.Dad: Postcards From Isaac Street
 13.Home Free