I haven’t been listening to a lot of new music lately. With the holidays, work projects, and a move coming up, I just don’t have time to check out new tracks. I’ve been listening to a lot of old favorites and nostalgic stuff. I wouldn’t describe it as a ‘funk,’ but definitely a musical rut. Born Allah’s Analog Baby seemed to do the trick of pulling me out of that rut.
Born Allah’s music has this nostalgic but dope sheen over the top of each track. Many of the songs on Analog Baby are either inspired by or sample gospel music, including the bombastic opening track Dedication. Underneath that there is this strange, but not out of place electro-inspired little bits and pieces. Sometimes it’s as simple as a click track, sometimes it’s a little riff on a synth. Either way, Born Allah and producer Zpu-Zilla manage to bring it all together in a way that just meshes really nicely. On top of that, Born Allah’s delivery and sense of humor hit in this sure-footed fashion that keeps listeners engaged to each bar.