It's your Undercover Grandmother (how do you like my new name) scouring the Internet for music for your listening pleasure. Today's "In-Box Jewel" is from none other than my Home Boy (yes, we both were born in St. Louis, Missouri, a few years apart [ahem] Osunlade. "Pyrography" was officially released on the 15th. I'm nine days late, but Osunlade continues to spice up Funk Sanctum Radio and the Planet. This one album is singlehandedly raising my station's vibrations. If you do not listen to any other recommendations from me, buy "Pyrography." You will love this music.
YORUBA RECORDS PRESENTS:
‘PYROGRAPHY’ ~ CD& LIMITED EDITION BOOK
"Worldwide, May 16, 2011,YORUBA RECORDS PRESS RELEASE:
Osunlade has embarked on what is to be the greatest achievement of his career. One would think that being a gold and platinum selling producer and creating one of the most respected recording labels in the world (Yoruba Records) would be enough. But the highest level of success is when you can give back to the creators who blessed you with the gift the world loves.
'Pyrography’ is that gift. It is the junction where music and art become one manifesting into an incredible CD and Limited Collection Book. This Limited Edition Book and CD contains the art of Scott Marr and music from Osunlade. Together, they have created a new view of the Yoruba Orisha deities to accompany the sound and feel of the music. The word pryography translates to ‘painting with fire’ and all the works are composed in this ancient fashion. It is a 12 x 12 inch hard cover book bound with leaf paper and features the first ever published Oriki's (traditional Yoruba prayers) printed on a special Japanese haiku type paper from Nepal.
"The music of ‘Pyrogaphy’ is an evolution incorporating the signature Yoruba Records sound while bridging organic and electronic forms of music. Braced with more vocal songs that previous album’s. Osunlade’s innovative endeavor features songs such as the stunning single ‘Idiosyncrasy’ the infectious ‘Envision’ and the Yoruba chant of ‘ Ser Al Santisimo’
‘Idiosyncrasy’, the albums first single, is now available on 10" vinyl including an unreleased b-side that will not be available digitally. All the elements of ‘Pyrography’ are available May 16th, 2011 and Limited Collection book can be special ordered by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org."
Yoruba Records, VP
Here is the link to the Vinyl release w/exclusive B-side.
Here are photos of the Limited Edition Book that is a special order item. The book itself is a work of art. All art work is by pyrography artist Scott Marr and includes a cd of the album. Truly something special for all that love the arts!
I highly recommend this album, but if you want to check it out, it is in rotation in Funk Sanctum Radio now. Remember to share some love today.