Blessed to hear this. It may have gone over looked as I have had a random approach to exploring your music. Might have not gone back had it not been for Gino @Micro_Chop calling out your approach. This is a great listen.
Favorite track: Get Lost To Be Found.
"Vignettes is a true example of 'art imitating life.' All the commentary/music is a collection of my personal experiences and those reflections applied to music to document an honest depiction of my current perspective on life and the world we share." - Damu The Fudgemunk
According to Merriam-Webster, "Vignettes" means, a short descriptive literary sketch/brief incident or scene (as in a play or movie). The album is aptly titled where 15 musical scenes, each with their own unique settings, are stitched harmoniously together to provide a universal message to the audience in which they use the gift of their own interpretation. At just over 2 hours long, the listener is given an unfiltered front row performance into the heart, mind and soul of the the artist. This latest effort from Damu the Fudgemunk is of typical and unorthodox proportions. Musically, it's what you should expect from the man who brought you the How it Should Sound franchise, Supply for Demand and The Spur Momento Trailer. Intellectually, it's his most vulnerable piece of work to date. Hoping to challenge and inspire the listener through a musical narrative, it's content is open ended. Any resulting opinion that provokes thinking is encouraged given the message in this "Vignettes" album. Even the art direction is intentionally abstract and undefined to welcome the attention of all people. The album is completely instrumental except for “Openings,” the lone vocal track which features Raw Poetic. With a "Quality over Quantity" slogan, Redefinition Records adds "Vignettes" to it's legacy and marks their first 3LP vinyl release which is exclusive to redefinitionrecords.com/vignettes, while double cd's (in Mini Lp style packaging with printed inner sleeves) and double cassettes (in a unique side by side case instead of the standard double cassette box) are available everywhere. Though the word vignettes may refer to something brief, Damu the Fudgemunk's new album "Vignettes" has a long future ahead for years to come.
This album lives up to its stellar rep. I feel like a better person for having listened to it. Will excercise great restraint and try to only listen to it 1x/day. Going on my Best of 2021 list now. Otis Nugatory
As soon as I heard the song Like Really I just had to buy the album. Then I finished listening to all the songs, and knew I made a good choice. Oddisee is one of the best hip hop artists on bandcamp. Devin Anderson