Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience (1991)

"Shake" Where do you put this? Hip hop, I suppose, but this is no kind of rapping that any Jay-Z or Snoop Dogg would ever let get down on tape. It samples Spandau Ballet and prays sincerely, even searchingly -- and to God. P.M. Dawn auteur Prince Be heaves a dirigible's worth of self-pitying sighs. It's not hard, in other words. It's about as soft as you can get. But the tracks are perfectly gorgeous, keyboards harnessed shamelessly to amazing effect. Prince Be's soliloquies meander and find their points, alternating from shallow to profound and back to shallow again. Sometimes he's even funny. And -- is this what makes it? -- the rhythms are irresistible right along. Weird, but good.

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  1. I thought everybody forgot PMDawn.. also the other albums are nice.
    Good idea

  2. Inever thought any blogger will post any PM Dawn. Wow great surprise. Got "The Bliss..........? ( That's how it's written) album?

    Great post