Moodymann [2 x 12"s] (LP)


Moodymann

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Amoeba Review

12/18/2014

Moodymann is a sprawling, psychic journey through KDJ's Detroit State of Mind with the protagonist revealing more about his setting and personality than ever. Like good writing, the length of Moody's tracks (or sentences) fluctuate wildly. The constant sing-speak narrative from KDJ and divergence of styles and tempos makes the record feel like a trip down the dial of a liminal radio. Moody gets an assist from Andres on future classic "Lyk U Used 2," a track that has Kenny ably playing a slightly woozy frontman over upbeat modern soul. The radio effect is amplified by likely and unlikely samples. Jeremy Greenspan appears first on "Have You Ever Been Lonely." Elsewhere, Lana Del Rey and Carl Craig's epic remix of "Delia and Gavin" is used to bear out the album's distinct, schizoid voice. Moody's serpentine 2011 hit "Freeki MF" acts as a recurring riddim before appearing in unadulterated form. KDJ's female counterparts match his idiosyncracies ("Watching U") and he even dabbles in Dennis Coffey-informed guitar psychedelia on "Sloppy Cosmic." The album, as a whole, is a lovesick ode to an unfairly maligned city, seen through the dark glasses of experience.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Hold It Down
Kenny Dixon Jr.
2.
Never Quite The Same
Kenny Dixon Jr.
3.
Desire
Kenny Dixon Jr.
4.
Restart
Kenny Dixon Jr.


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
No
Kenny Dixon Jr.
2.
Sunday Hotel
Kenny Dixon Jr.
3.
Come 2 Me
Kenny Dixon Jr.


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Lyk U Used 2
Kenny Dixon Jr.
2.
Radio
Kenny Dixon Jr.
3.
U Look Like Ice Cream In The Summertime
Kenny Dixon Jr.


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Girl
Kenny Dixon Jr.
2.
Sloppy Cosmic
Kenny Dixon Jr.

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