Patrice Rushen – Now

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

What’s it sound like?

80’s Low-key funk / r&b.


Show’s it’s age at times but this is top notch songwriting, has a chill purple-one vibe to the tracks at time. This is the first album I listened to of hers but the songs are generally sparse: synth, drum machine, bass, lyrics. She’s super effective with the synths creating spacey soundscapes or jazzy solos (she’s a piano player). Lyrically she’s got a certain authenticity that penetrates the sometimes too precise instrumentation.

Mostly good but some real standouts with: feels so real, each his own, gotta find it.

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