Emergence [The Process of Coming Into Being]

Mwenso And The Shakes - Emergence [The Process of Coming Into Being]
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Genre-defying, off-the-walls, and jazzy as well, Michael Mwenso and the Shakes deliver one of the most electrifying and surprising debut albums of the last decade. The band blends elements of hard rock, crooner music, jazz, spoken-word, funk, and soul. The atmosphere created during a full listen to this record is energetic and high-profile, and it’s almost as if you’re in the room with the band. Overall, ‘Emergence’ is a fun escape from reality and truly shows how hard ... read more
Unda5 24

Uhgggg. Very conflicted on this one. I mean for starters this should just not be a live album. You're getting into a grove, having a good time, then some idiot does a yell and ruins your vibe. Plus it just makes things quite awkward when the band has to be thanked after every song. And because this is a debut album, I don't know any of these songs. I don't have an emotional attachment to them like with most live albums. So then, what the point of it being live? .

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[UNDA5: Day 24]

Right from the second you hit play, you know "Emergence [The Process of Coming Into Being]" is gonna be a very lovingly-crafted jazz fusion record. The arrangements and playing are really energetic and the live nature of the recording is a really cool artistic choice as Mwenso becomes intimate with his audience. It's not something I'll be coming back to and there are a few forgettable songs, but the album was still undeniably gleeful and beautiful overall.

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Added on: July 1, 2019