A staggering achievement. Conceived and executed in total disregard of the borders of genre, "PARADISO" gathers the corners of Amobi's oeuvre and stretches it around a frame big enough for any of the classic 70s prog 2xLPs. Imagine an operetta written by Pierre Schaeffer, Tricky, and William Blake and you'll only get the faintest idea what goes on in "PARADISO." Wish Fulfillment
they picked the cotton that saved the world. that picked cotton propelled u.s. economy; a unique capitalist setup. (though anglo saxon colonizers are not unique.) so many pop stars and hip hop billboard mainstays trumpet u.s. capitalism ad nauseam; or escapism & distraction.
"Don't Die," also powerful.
"i don't believe they lies. don't believe their truth, need they heads for proof" -- that's direct and powerful.
the violinist Saydah Ruz stands out here, i think. Jeremy Leaming