“[Gabriel Teodros’ album] From the Ashes of Our Homes, opens with a reflection on the day Teodros and his spouse, Ijeoma Oluo, fled from an actual house fire, and expands to a full-length meditation on the loss of home and safety so many of us experienced these last few years as a result of wars, the pandemic, the climate catastrophe, and more – and how do we build something new from the ashes of all of our collective homes.”
Here are the albums that inspired me this past month.
I love the feel-good vibe on this album, and all the collaborations are so good. It’s easily my most-played album this month. I’m hoping I get to see them live soon. 🤞🏼
The latest album from legendary KEXP DJ and Seattle native rapper GT has grown on me steadily this past month, becoming one of my favorite hip-hop releases of the year.
Another album from an indie hip-hop legend that I’ve been spinning non-stop. It’s more weeded out and west coast than Gabreil’s offering, but the message is no less deep, and the beats bump.
A very diverse and excellent album of jazz and hip-hop that has soundtracked many of my mornings in October.
The second album from the Australian drummer snuck up on me without me noticing (just like the first), and I’m finding I play it constantly.
Other albums that found their way to me (and stayed) this month:
- Polyrhythmics – Filter System
- Pangaea – Changing Channels
- The Kimba Unit – Colors
- Ghost of Vroom – Ghost of Vroom 3