Thursday, May 14, 2015

Nujabes - Metaphorical Music (2003)

Laid-back, (mostly) instrumental hip hop from sadly departed Japanese producer Jun Seba, aka Nujabes. Heavy on hazy jazz samples, and sporadically featuring guest verses from lesser-known 'conscious' MCs, which at times unfortunately devolves into hater-core -- probably why I, without exception, prefer the tracks without vocals -- but the instrumentals are immaculate enough to more than make up for this shortcoming, across the board. Perfect for lazing about with a special someone, ideally while high.

Track listing:
1. Blessing It (Remix) (featuring Substantial & Pase Rock)
2. Horn in the Middle
3. Lady Brown (featuring Cise Starr)
4. Kumomi
5. Highs 2 Lows (featuring Cise Starr)
6. Beat Laments the World
7. Letter from Yokosuka
8. Think Different (featuring Substantial)
9. A Day by Atmosphere Supreme
10. Next View (featuring Uyama Hiroto on Sax)
11. Latitude Remix (featuring Five Deez)
12. F.I.L.O. (featuring Shing02)
13. Summer Gypsy
14. The Final View
15. Peaceland


If you like this, try:

Teebs - Collection 01 (2011)