This Is Not Happening sees our fourth episode in October talk about mysterious US/UK collective Sault's 3rd album, Untitled [Black Is]. It's an album we've had on our radar for a few months, so much so they released their 4th before we recorded! It's a shimmering work of modern soul, playing with the genres, and we loved digging into it.
We'll also each be bringing our own take on afro-centric music from across the amazing continent, and deciding again if we spin it, or bin it. The four cuts evoked all sorts of back and forth:
Guy: Joey Haarstrup - Wake Up Your Mind
Nolan: Steve Monite, Frankie Francis - Only You / Hafi Deo (Frankie Francis Disco Jam Edit)
Joey: Francis Bebey - The Coffee Cola Song
David: Ensen Dhaif - Emel
This album of the month and all our music discussions over the last ten years can be found on the blog at www.thisisnothappening.net, which will run alongside the podcast choices and much, much more. So check them out so to see what we like and where we clash, and comment if something catches your eye. We'd love to see what you think.
Episode #5 will see us reviewing the latest album from Sufjan Stevens. The Ascension is an opus that will keep us talking for sure, and will land before the end of November.
This Is Not Happening:
Created by Joey, Nolan, Guy and David.
Produced and Edited by Guy