Immediate download of 10-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more). Paying supporters also get unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
10 lovely songs in a gatefold sleeve.
Includes immediate download of 10-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
I cannot say for certain whether or not Krautrock producer Conny Plank ever met Scott Walker but if they had met the collaboration might sound like Prince Nifty’s Pity Slash Love—a synthesized ice storm of polyrhythms, R&B, Soukous guitar, and shoutouts to local art collectives. As the title implies this is a love album, replete with hormonal sax solos and white soul pleading, but the object of desire is as obscure as its creator.
Prince Nifty is one of the many project names deployed over the years by multi-instrumentalist Matt Smith whose mercurial arrangements have always called for explanation by creative writing. With his new album you’re in an Ethiopian restaurant; you’re with an ex you shouldn’t be talking to; the last shreds of injera have been cleared and a solo performer on a wedge of a corner stage turns on a DX7. A cracked speaker powers up. Pity Slash Love is the sound that comes out—a portable world music for cities, because that’s where the world is now.
released 07 May 2013
all songs written, recorded and performed by Matt Smif except Naab; Colin Fisher's sick pysch wah wah wha wah guitar and Thomas Gill's dirty digits on the keys on Pity pt 2; and Brodie West's Alto sax on BODY IRONY.
Pity, love and thanks to Thomas Gill, Colin Fisher, Brodie West, Liz Peterson, Rob Gordon, Owen Pallett and a special thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support.
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