Monday, June 22, 2009

fREE MUSIC:: Graph Nobel :: Something 2 Die 4

I just discovered Canadian singer and songwriter, Graph Nobel, member of Idle Warship, with Talib Kweli and Res, who recently dropped her solo EP Something 2 Die 4 (produced by Malik Worthy).

My favorite of the album is “Sweet Disappointment” where Graph's distinct vocals evoke Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks' emotional power. A definite force to be reckoned with.


FROM HER BIO: Nobel whas worked with the multi-instrumentalist, producer Martin ‘Doc’ McKinney, (producer of Esthero, Res, Sting, and Hawksley Workman) who was initially skeptical of Nobel’s commitment to her music; however, upon hearing her demo tracks recorded in New York with hip hop producers Geology and 88 Keys, he agreed to work with her. Nobel became part of Black Corners collective, a collection of artists who chose a “progressive approach to music”, avoiding the boundaries of a single genre. Together, Nobel and Doc experimented with various genres including rock, hip-hop and electronica. In the process, Nobel developed a distinct sound, incorporating atmospheric guitars, hip-hop beats, heavy bass lines, samples, string arrangements and innovative programming.

Graph Nobel continued to work with Doc until 2006. In 2007 Nobel made recordings with labels Aftermath (Dr. Dre, Che Vicious, Mark Batson) and BME (Lil Jon, Daddy's Girls). In May 2008, Nobel became the third member of label Electrosoul’s rap group Idle Warship (formerly composed of Talib Kweli and Res). Nobel has also recently worked with Muja Messiah, Simon Wilcox, Pharrell Williams, N.E.R.D.. Currently, Graph Nobel is a songwriter, guitar, and drum player with Res in the band Fleetwood Black.


C-Rocka said...

She's the HOMIE! Love Graph's sound she's an amazing musician.

jon jon said...

Graph Nobel = The Truth!