Esperanza Spalding Emily's D+Evolution 180g LP
5th Studio Album on 180g Vinyl LP!
Esperanza Spalding’s new project Emily’s D+Evolution is a fresh artistic vision for the 4-time GRAMMY winner, a daring tapestry of music, vibrant imagery, performance art and stage design. Co-produced by Esperanza and Tony Visconti (David Bowie), the album is an electrifying take on the power trio adorned with backing singers and touches of synthesizer, "as if to fly the pirate flag of the Black Rock Coalition” according to The New York Times.
Esperanza assembled a new band for Emily’s D+Evolution including guitarist Matthew Stevens (Christian Scott) and drummer Karriem Riggins (Madlib, Erykah Badu). She recorded some of the album’s eleven tracks in front of a small audience in a Los Angeles studio. The result is otherworldly cosmic soul, kinetic songs that burst with energy and life. Album opener "Good Lava” offers a grand salvo: sinewy riffs doubled on electric bass and distorted guitar with melodies that stick and float across registers.
As a child, Esperanza was called Emily, which was her middle name. With Emily's
D+Evolution, Esperanza explores ideas that she was curious about as a child.
"This outing finds the New York native adding funk, prog-rock, and art-pop to her kitbag. The sometimes hard-edged, jagged rhythms on this disc buoy lyrics that tackle such lofty social issues as racism, sexism, and Guantanamo." - Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound, 3.5/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics
• 180g Vinyl LP
• Download Card
• Gatefold Jacket
1. Good Lava
2. Unconditional Love
4. Earth to Heaven
6. Rest In Pleasure
1. Ebony and Ivy
2. Noble Nobles
3. Farewell Dolly
4. Elevate Or Operate
5. Funk the Fear
6. I Want It Now