Robert Wyatt - For the Ghosts Within (2010)

what is this shit? jazz/pop standards (and a few originals) get sophisticated jazz/trad classical/world music arrangements and tremulous vocals on this album that is equal parts haunting and beautiful, like a strange film score with words. at times sparse and delicate, at others lush and warm, with enough touches of the exotic to keep you guessing. enigmatic and weird in the best of ways, genre-bending without leaving its comfort zone (whatever that is), this disc has wormed its way into my regular rotation and i hear something new every time i listen to it.

try track 4 - what the fuck, dudes?!

2 Responses so far.

  1. What a great thing to post. This was surely one of the best "smaller" releases last year.

  2. William says:

    I'm trying every track dude! Thanks for the great posts.

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