Jonah Levine Collective

Attention Deficit

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Record Label
Alpha Pup / World Galaxy

About this item

With dynamic harmonies and rhythms sprawling over every track, the flaring solos and pensive layering of minds carries an adventurous sense of oneness over the entire Attention Deficit LP. Iman Omari and MNDSGN flip the energy of the album into a futuristic spiral, blending the ethos of modern soul and electronica with the complex nature of Jonah’s writing style. Aditya Prakash pushes the sonic identity even further, adding in the deep traditions of Indian Classical music to an already eclectic and otherworldly affair. Ending the LP, we find the Jonah Levine Collective diving into a technically expansive and emotionally climactic cover of Kendrick Lamar’s “For Free.”

The compositional scope on Attention Deficit travels the world and beyond, putting emphasis on the all-encompassing search for knowledge many people from this generation are seeking. As the title suggests, the cosmology of Attention Deficit’s music hemispheres shift vastly from piece to piece, showing the totality of the band’s spirit in a uniquely amorphous and beautiful light. Jonah Levine’s time studying under jazz legends such as Kenny Burrell and James Newton reveals an important road towards the creation and release of Attention Deficit. Time spent with Anderson .Paak before his career shifted towards stardom is another important road. 

STAFF COMMENTS

Millie says: Classical orchestrated Jazz at its best here, turned on its head with layered beats and studio complexity. While it remains the Jazz you definitely know and love, you can clearly hear the cultural inspiration embedded within the album. The last track ‘For Free’ a Kendrick Lamar cover finishes off the album beautifully, not to compare this to anything but fans of Kamasi Washington and Gogo Penguin should listen to this!

TRACK LISTING

1. False Alarm
2. Qu’est-Ce Que C’est (The French Song)
3. French Song Reprise (feat. Iman Omari)
4. Time Will Tell
5. Rakia Nightmares (feat. Aditya Prakash)
6. Zootcase (feat. MNDSGN)
7. Blue Whale Syndrome
8. Microverse Battery
9. Daydream By Design
10. Transition
11. For Free?

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