180 Gram Vinyl Record
|No. of Discs:||2|
|Coming April 13, 2018|
180-gram 2LP with D side etching!
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 11 covers, we hear them layered over one another.
"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," Ndegeocello says.
A final note to the listener, Ndegeocello chose art for the album 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.
|I Wonder If I Take You Home|
|Nite And Day|
|Sometimes It Snows In April|
|Atomic Dog 2017|
|Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)|
|Don’t Disturb This Groove|
|Smooth Operator (Meshell Ndegeocello Version)|