Joy Comes In Spirit (CD)


Vicktor Taiwo

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Amoeba Review

05/31/2018

Somewhere between the existential croon of Thom Yorke and the soulful longing of Frank Ocean sits new underground R&B artist Victor Taiwo, who brings heart and experimentation in equal measure on his debut LP. Detail is everything here. “Breathe In” stretches and awakens with rumbling beats, Nintendo synths and Taiwo’s voice reaching for the heavens. Ghostly, layered vocals haunt “Shovel Moonlight,” giving way to Taiwo’s arresting leads. “Subducta. Psalm 69” manages to be relatively obtuse and still be one of the most affecting tracks on the album, full of haunting minor-key melodies searching for an answer and finally funneling into an autotuned black hole of sound and voice. When he loosens up for more streamlined tracks, he doesn’t lose you. The straightforward, hip hop-laced “tDS (Surf)” still leaves plenty of room for weirdness, like vocals warped into inhumanly high and low registers. And “Letters I Wrote” is a lovely, unexpected electro-soul confessional. On the alternately world-weary and hopeful “blue Mountain ridge,” Taiwo declares, “Spread your arms wide, don’t this feel good?” Indeed, Joy Comes in Spirit feels like a revelation.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Breathe In
Vicktor Taiwo 03:22
2.
Showers
Vicktor Taiwo 01:06
3.
Shovel Moonlight
Vicktor Taiwo 04:21
4.
Subducta. Psalm 69
Vicktor Taiwo 07:05
5.
Letters I Wrote
Vicktor Taiwo 03:52
6.
Blue Mountain Ridge
Vicktor Taiwo 03:42
7.
Rollin In The Rapids
Vicktor Taiwo 01:45
8.
TDs (Surf)
Vicktor Taiwo 03:25
9.
Supernatural Women
Vicktor Taiwo 03:40
10.
Shimmers In The Sun
Vicktor Taiwo 04:10
11.
Summon
Vicktor Taiwo 04:58
12.
Spectrom
Vicktor Taiwo 02:24
13.
All Within
Vicktor Taiwo 04:17
14.
Morning Joy
Vicktor Taiwo 02:49

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