Structuralism

Alfa Mist - Structuralism
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Based on 82 ratings
2019 Ratings: #95
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April 26, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sekito / Label
Nu Jazz / Genres
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caitofgoodhope
78
in many ways, this feels like antiphon part 2 and i am definitely okay with that. this a beautifully cohesive project. alfa mist has not disappointed. king of moody smooth nu jazz.

favourites: .44, door.
Jamobo
80
Youtube Recommendation #7

A significantly more modern album than YT usually send my way, but also a much smoother one as well, likely with some Modal Jazz influences. Structuralism is a near-pristine album, in terms of production and mixing, coming from London based Jazz Composer and Producer Alfa Mist, who plays Rhodes/Piano on the record himself. As well as Alfa's key-work, there's Bass, Drums, Guitar, a String quartet, a Trumpet and on 2 songs, vocals, provided by Kaya Thomas-Dyke on ... read more
dumbmoonlight
70
I have to admit: I almost never gave attention to jazz! Actually, I didn't even fully listen to Lady Gaga's jazz album! It just sparks in my mind: "old people music". I apologize in advance, although it is obvious jazz is now more unpopular than country or even trap rap.

With that being said, "Structuralism" is good! Its smooth melody makes me wonder if I should invest more in this song style. It's more quiet, more casual, and definitely less robotic. Don't be jealous, ... read more
NothingToDoubt
89
Alfa Mist, on his second album, brings back a compilation that is not far from his debut, but, is an excellent reminder that his sound still has a lot to give. 8 cohesive, intense, introspective, moody tracks. His rapping reminds us of Massive Attack's "Daydreaming". Instrumentals with fairly clear drum sections, but with a great melodic interlaced based on the piano, saxophone, double bass, guitars... It's hard to explain, but it's easy to enjoy.

Alfa Mist, en su segundo ... read more
JayCrackers
75
I am not the biggest fan of jazz especially smooth jazz but this was a lovely experience and shows smooth jazz album (which is my biggest problem with it) which is not boring and has enough lyrical content to keep me intrigued but doesn't overshadow the amazing jazz insturmentals. It is definately a chill and relaxing listen.

TRACK REVIEW

.44 8/10
Falling 7.5/10
Mulago 7/10
Glad I Lived 8/10
Jjajja's Scream 7.5/10
Naiyti 7.5/10
Retainer /710
Door 7.5/10
AVERAGE 7.5/10
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Added on: April 25, 2019