Final Thoughts Ultimately, Comet, Come to Me is a fabulous album that more listeners should be exposed to. It's as true an expression of day-to-day desire as I've heard in a song. This could probably be due to the overly minimalist feel of the record where the listener is left to wonder what could have been if more patterns were layered on top of these existing patterns. Album's primary genre is Soul , it was released on June 3, 2014 and contains 13 tracks of duration 47 minutes with a soft, smooth, and pleasant sound. Lyrically, this is Ndegeocello at her rawest. She's an experience to behold, and although her latest effort Comet, Come to Me isn't the best example of her abilities, it still contains some of her best work.Next
Even with the neo-soul movement expired or nearly expired , Ndegeocello brings plenty to the table worth hearing. This sense of musical restlessness mixed with a cool vocal approach is nothing short if hypnotic and welcome. The use of the trombone proves to be an exceptional touch where the orchestration is concerned. An underra ted gem, Meshell Ndegeocello shines on Comet, Come to Me Sometimes it is the most underrated artist who truly captivates the listener. This album is like an ever-expanding slice of that infinite human resource. Ndegeocello builds this moving puzzle to tell a story of love sought, rejected and put aside, but never forgotten.Next
Later, drums get in the mix, completing the arrangement. Comet, Come to Me is an album that is expressive, strange, unique, and brilliant all in one; it is truly a special auditory experience. The song is a fascinating assemblage of slowly resolving fragments and arcs: a piano line that keeps resurfacing like a little obsession, an oceanic foundation of dub reggae rhythms, a vocal arrangement that tangles Ndegocello's reticent lead and 's resolute harmonies until they seem to come from one brain. Comet, Come to Me is one of those rich works that keeps changing inside the listener's head — an often-quiet set of songs with intense staying power. It sets the tone for 11 originals that are largely subdued but fraught with assorted forms of heartache and internal discomfort -- unresolved grievances, somber resolutions, candid confrontations.Next
The vocals are restrained but pure, much like the overall production. Comet, Come to Me, like Devil's Halo, involves a cover of a hit released during Meshell Ndegeocello's teenage years. Reggae remains a ruling element throughout Comet, Come to Me, as does hip-hop, especially the temporal dislocations of chopped-and-screwed music. While listeners will have to wait a little longer for a break in the clouds, Ndegeocello and her associates have soundtracked yet another emotional storm in vivid, enthralling fashion. Comet, Come to Me unfolds in many similar directions, musically and emotionally, while amplifying Ndegeocello's already expansive artistry. Comet Come to Me is one of the gorgeous album of Meshell Ndegeocello. These heavy subjects become light and mobile on Comet, Come to Me through the peripatetic interplay Ndegeocello maintains with her band.
Backed mostly by superhuman drummer Earl Harvin and long-term keyboardist Jebin Bruni, with less frequent contributions from Chris Bruce, My Brightest Diamond, Amp Fiddler, and Doyle Bramhall, among others, the album plays out like a continuation of Devil's Halo and 2011's Weather, with well-defined and uncluttered songs that have subtle and artful touches and twists. But elements of Britpop, ambient music and jazz fusion also fall in and out of place in these songs. To preview any song, mouse over the Play button and click Play. The quarter note violin riff is a solid touch. Patterns on top of patterns: Consciousness itself could be described that way.Next
The album's guest list further confounds categorization: Detroit soul-funk player , Laurel Canyon psychedelicist and Texas blues-rocker Doyle Bramhall are a few of the fluid characters who contribute to Ndegeocello's subtle, gentle-seeming annihilation of boundaries. Following this spectacularly talented woman's career now for just more than 20 years has been nothing short of fascinating as she's managed to weave various musical cultural influences in and out of her albums, overlaying them with lyrics that run the gamut of post-feminist discourse, socioeconomic race relations, and good 'ole fashioned love and sex. And just the emotion of when you say something over and over again, to be understood. Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released. There are few frills, but sound execution. The pacing and use of space on this abstract number is a selling point. Instrumentally, the use of vibes adds a unique tone color.Next
. Comet, Come to Me follows Ndegeocello's powerful and altogether pleasing 2012 Nina Simone , pour une ame souveraine, and time spent examining one of popular music's greatest iconoclasts has both empowered and centered her. The acoustic guitars and light drum groove stand tall. Her voice is sensual and soothing, and though she doesn't sing so much as speak in most of her songs, you still become enveloped in the baritone nature of her libidinous vocals. It was swimmingly chaotic, but mesmerizing to be a part of and watch her go through this growth and transition. Click to Download button to download mp3. During the album's latter half, a pair of career highlights are set back to back.Next
Soon enough, her robust bass enters in, anchoring things down. . . . . .Next
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