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ME’SHELL NDEGÉOCELLO — Ventriloquism (March 16, 2018)

ME’SHELL NDEGÉOCELLO — Ventriloquism (March 16, 2018)

 ME’SHELL NDEGÉOCELLO — Ventriloquism (March 16, 2018)  ME’SHELL NDEGÉOCELLO — Ventriloquism (March 16, 2018)°•°       Celebrated multi~genre bass player who also writes and records as a solo artist.
°•°       “A lot of times the failures make me better. I love to learn from my mistakes~the best way to really improve upon things. I’ve learned to surround myself with better people. People who would love me if I was a car mechanic or something. Just the things that aid me in writing is just quiet time and space. A good home life, and good food. Simple living. I don’t do well in chaos.” — M.N.
Birth name: Michelle Lynn Johnson
Born: August 29, 1968 in Berlin, Germany
Location: Washington, D.C., United States
Album release: March 16, 2018
Record Label: Naïve Records
Duration:     53:29
Tracks:
01. I Wonder If I Take You Home [Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam feat. Full Force]     4:44
02. Nite And Day [Al B. Sure!]    

03. Sometimes It Snows In April [Prince]     7:05
04. Waterfalls [TLC]     4:34
05. Atomic Dog 2017 [George Clinton]     6:27
06. Sensitivity [Ralph Tresvant]     3:43
07. Funny How Time Flies  (When You’re Having Fun)  [Janet Jackson]     4:33   
08. Tender Love [Force MDs]     2:42
09. Don’t Disturb This Groove [The System]     4:38
10. Private Dancer [Tina Turner]     4:51
11. Smooth Operator [Meshell Ndegeocello Version]     5:18
Writers:
::      Curtis Bedeau / Gerard Charles / Hugh Clarke / Brian George / Lucien George / Paul George     1
::      Albert Brown, Kyle West     2
::      Prince, Wendy & Lisa     3
::      Marqueze Etheridge, Lisa Lopes, Organized Noize     4
::      George Clinton     5
::      Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis     6
::      Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Janet Jackson     7
::      Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis     8
::      David Frank, Mic Murphy     9
::      Mark Knopfler     10
::      Sade Adu, Ray St. John     11
Description:
?         Meshell Ndegeocello has announced her new album of cover songs Ventriloquism today. The album, out March 16, features versions of songs by TLC, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner and more. In anticipation, she has released the album track “Tender Love” (Force MDs). Additionally, she has released her version of Prince’s “Sometimes It Snows In April” via Rolling Stone. Listen to “Tender Love” and “Sometimes It Snows In April” and pre~order Ventriloquism here.
?         Meshell Ndegeocello tells Rolling Stone about Tender Love: “Tender Love always felt like a timeless and beloved song. People love it across generations, which I really love about it. I was listening to Neil Young’s Harvest around then and it seemed right to update one classic by filtering it through another.”
?         Musically, Ventriloquism has the hallmarks of all of Ndegeocello’s work, lush and investigative, subversive and sublime. As always, she pays tribute to her diverse influences and in these eleven covers, we hear them layered over one another. Ndegeocello filters “Tender Love” through a folky, Californian filter and brings Vaudevillian accents to “Sensitivity”. She recreates Smooth Operator in five, and turns “Private Dancer” into a sultry waltz. The reimagining affords not just a new musical experience but also a comment on the narrow expectations of sounds and structures for black artists and black music.
?         “Early on in my career, I was told to make the same kind of album again and again, and when I didn’t do that, I lost support. There isn’t much diversity within genres, which are ghettoizing themselves, and I liked the idea of turning hits I loved into something even just a little less familiar or formulaic. It was an opportunity to pay a new kind of tribute.”
?         This album was recorded in Los Angeles with the familiar family of partners and players that Meshell has worked with for years. Chris Bruce plays guitar, Abraham Rounds is on drums, Jebin Bruni co~produced the album and plays keys. S. Husky Huskolds engineered while Pete Min mixed and mastered. Lasting and collaborative relationships with her fellow musicians is among the most important parts of music making for Meshell, prompting her to say on more than one occasion: “Meshell Ndegeocello is a band”.
?         A final note to the listener, Meshell chose art for the album package that hints at what’s inside: A graphic V, a hidden M, the artwork is symbolic, sexy, and calls on the language of protest of the era these songs were mined from. With no words or pictures, the artwork is itself a declaration that even when you cannot imagine what to say, if you come together to create, you can find transformation and reinvention, the old can become new, today can become tomorrow.
?         A portion of the profits from this album will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.<    ?         https://www.broadwayworld.com/
VENTRILOQUISM
?         There are albums dedicated to personal pain, or political protest, love, death, nostalgia, rage. There are those that are simply fun, glossy, the soundtrack to a good time. Some are exploratory, a musical journey, shapeshifting soundmaking, a new way to do an old thing. An artist can make a choice about concept and content, or heed a vision, follow their muse or their manager. But in times so extreme and overwhelming, when there is no known expression for the feeling, no satisfactory direction for art or action, then they might take refuge in a process, a ritual, something familiar, the shape and sound of which recall another time altogether, so that they can weather the present long enough to call it the past. Some albums are testimony, some confessions, and some are escape. “Ventriloquism”, the latest album from Meshell Ndegeocello, is a place, like its process, to take refuge from one storm too many.
?         Musically, Ventriloquism has the hallmarks of all of Ndegeocello’s work, lush and investigative, subversive and sublime. As always, she pays tribute to her diverse influences and in these eleven covers, we hear them layered over one another. Ndegeocello filters “Tender Love” through a folky, Californian filter and brings Vaudevillian accents to “Sensitivity”. She recreates Smooth Operator in five, and turns “Private Dancer” into a sultry waltz. The reimagining affords not just a new musical experience but also a comment on the narrow expectations of sounds and structures for black artists and black music.
?         “Early on in my career, I was told to make the same kind of album again and again, and when I didn’t do that, I lost support. There isn’t much diversity within genres, which are ghettoizing themselves, and I liked the idea of turning hits I loved into something even just a little less familiar or formulaic. It was an opportunity to pay a new kind of tribute.”
?         This album was recorded in Los Angeles with the familiar family of partners and players that Meshell has worked with for years. Chris Bruce plays guitar, Abraham Rounds is on drums, Jebin Bruni co~produced the album and plays keys. S. Husky Huskolds engineered while Pete Min mixed and mastered. Lasting and collaborative relationships with her fellow musicians is among the most important parts of music making for Meshell, prompting her to say on more than one occasion: “Meshell Ndegeocello is a band”.
?         Some tracks were selected for their reflections: The album opens with “I Wonder If I Take You Home”, which marked the early influence of Prince and Hip Hop on commercial pop, and was a reference for Ndegeocello’s own “If Thats Your Boyfriend”. ?         Constantly asked to be “funky”, Meshell includes “Atomic Dog” as a reminder that the heart of funk is ineffable and irreverent, not just acted in showy flourishes, slaps, or noodling. Other songs offered an outlet for plain emotional truths: “Waterfalls” was stripped down, and delivered as an honest and needed personal lament. “Sometimes It Snows In April” has an extended intro, an accidental result of the band’s desire to delay the new and inevitable sadness of the song. “Funny How Time Flies” approaches sarcasm in its ominous and lonely sounds, exemplifying how these times — personally for Meshell, politically for many — are neither flying nor fun.
?         “The year around the recording of this album was so disorienting and dispiriting for me personally and for so many people I know and spoke to all the time. I looked for a way to make something that was light while things around me were so dark, a musical place to go that reminded me of another, brighter time.”
?         A final note to the listener, Meshell chose art for the album package that hints at what’s inside: A graphic V, a hidden M, the artwork is symbolic, sexy, and calls on the language of protest of the era these songs were mined from. With no words or pictures, the artwork is itself a declaration that even when you cannot imagine what to say, if you come together to create, you can find transformation and reinvention, the old can become new, today can become tomorrow.
?         A portion of the profits from this album will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialmeshell
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OfficialMeshell
Website: http://www.meshell.com/ / Interview Rich Ruzwiak 03/16/2018: https://themuse.jezebel.com/meshell-ndegeocello-on-prince-her-new-covers-album-an-1823829265
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialmeshell/
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