sir Was - Digging A Tunnel (2017)
Indie, Electronic | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:53:27 | 120 MB
Label: City Slang | Release Year: 2017
"It took me 15 years to feel brave enough to do this!" confesses Gothenburg native Joel Wästberg, the guy behind the 'sir Was' alias. "To reach the point where I could let myself do this was a long struggle. But once I felt less scared, it was kind of easy. It just came out, like: 'This is the sound!'" The sir Was "sound" is built around supple grooves, is strangely haunting and yet inexplicably exhilarating, voices ricocheting off one another as they address loneliness, it's solution and the requisite compromises. A jam session of Beck, David Crosby, J Dilla, and D'Angelo might not sound much different to this yet unheard style. The unorthodox and exceptional approach of the recluse Swedish producer delivers one of the most exciting debut records of the spring.