Crucial questions around healing, cultural identity, and disability are among the many subjects visited by Thanya Iyer's sophomore album, KIND. Although represented by a concise title, KIND explores an expansive universe where Iyer and her band examine int erpersonal relationships, ideas of home and destination, and our collective responsibilities to one another. To aid in this journey of big, difficult questions, Iyer enlists the help of a huge cast of musicians, with guest features ranging from brass trios, vocal sextets, flautists, and harpists. Underscoring it's explorative nature, the constant movement of KIND melds the sounds of experimental pop and improv into a magical amalgam that teems with flashes of jazz and nuanced electronics. Iyer's rhythm section pulsates with genre-defying palettes of blips and skitters that twist elegantly into the melodic voices of interlocking synth, strings, and piano, allled by Iyer's enrapturing lilt. The rhythmic direction of bassist Alexander Kasirer-Smibert and percussionist Daniel GAclinas clears a navigable path in an otherwise unnavigable setting, built on the pair's understated yet intriguing expertise. The most succinct distillation of the album's themes is perhaps found in KIND's tracklist. Please Don't Hold Me Hostage for Who I Am, Who I Was and Bring Back That Which is Kind to You inspire philosophies of self-care and emergent reconfigurations of justice, calling on listeners to self-reflect and detach from our preconceptions of ourselves and our identity. At the end of it's course, KIND arrives at the conclusion of acceptance and resolve: acceptance of our collective circumstance, and the resolve to make the choice to do better Pressed on ORANGE/WHITE SWIRL VINYL.
Crucial questions around healing, cultural identity, and disability are among the many subjects visited by Thanya Iyer's sophomore album, KIND. Although represented by a concise title, KIND explores an expansive universe where Iyer and her band examine int erpersonal relationships, ideas of home and destination, and our collective responsibilities to one another. To aid in this journey of big, difficult questions, Iyer enlists the help of a huge cast of musicians, with guest features ranging from brass trios, vocal sextets, flautists, and harpists. Underscoring it's explorative nature, the constant movement of KIND melds the sounds of experimental pop and improv into a magical amalgam that teems with flashes of jazz and nuanced electronics. Iyer's rhythm section pulsates with genre-defying palettes of blips and skitters that twist elegantly into the melodic voices of interlocking synth, strings, and piano, allled by Iyer's enrapturing lilt. The rhythmic direction of bassist Alexander Kasirer-Smibert and percussionist Daniel GAclinas clears a navigable path in an otherwise unnavigable setting, built on the pair's understated yet intriguing expertise. The most succinct distillation of the album's themes is perhaps found in KIND's tracklist. Please Don't Hold Me Hostage for Who I Am, Who I Was and Bring Back That Which is Kind to You inspire philosophies of self-care and emergent reconfigurations of justice, calling on listeners to self-reflect and detach from our preconceptions of ourselves and our identity. At the end of it's course, KIND arrives at the conclusion of acceptance and resolve: acceptance of our collective circumstance, and the resolve to make the choice to do better Pressed on ORANGE/WHITE SWIRL VINYL.
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Kind (Colv) (Org) (Wht) (Dli)
Artist: Thanya Iyer
Format: Vinyl
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DISC: 1

1. I Woke Up (In the Water)
2. I Forget to Drink Water (Balance)
3. My Mind Keeps Running
4. Please Don't Hold Me Hostage for Who I Am, for Who I Was
5. Look Up to the Light
6. Bring Back That Which Is Kind to You
7. Into the Water
8. Let the Smoke Clear
9. Alien 1
10. I Just Lay Down My Head 1
11. Always, Be Together

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Crucial questions around healing, cultural identity, and disability are among the many subjects visited by Thanya Iyer's sophomore album, KIND. Although represented by a concise title, KIND explores an expansive universe where Iyer and her band examine int erpersonal relationships, ideas of home and destination, and our collective responsibilities to one another. To aid in this journey of big, difficult questions, Iyer enlists the help of a huge cast of musicians, with guest features ranging from brass trios, vocal sextets, flautists, and harpists. Underscoring it's explorative nature, the constant movement of KIND melds the sounds of experimental pop and improv into a magical amalgam that teems with flashes of jazz and nuanced electronics. Iyer's rhythm section pulsates with genre-defying palettes of blips and skitters that twist elegantly into the melodic voices of interlocking synth, strings, and piano, allled by Iyer's enrapturing lilt. The rhythmic direction of bassist Alexander Kasirer-Smibert and percussionist Daniel GAclinas clears a navigable path in an otherwise unnavigable setting, built on the pair's understated yet intriguing expertise. The most succinct distillation of the album's themes is perhaps found in KIND's tracklist. Please Don't Hold Me Hostage for Who I Am, Who I Was and Bring Back That Which is Kind to You inspire philosophies of self-care and emergent reconfigurations of justice, calling on listeners to self-reflect and detach from our preconceptions of ourselves and our identity. At the end of it's course, KIND arrives at the conclusion of acceptance and resolve: acceptance of our collective circumstance, and the resolve to make the choice to do better Pressed on ORANGE/WHITE SWIRL VINYL.