Hello again mighty patrons of The Snake Records. First, my most sincere apologies for the absence of last weeks’ column. The CMJ show we hosted with Dingus was a riotous affair indeed but kept me from fulfilling my alter/alter/.. ego’s responsibilities here at Dingus. Much has transpired since those chaotic and magical evenings’ of CMJ, but to just name a few, Il Abanico, Napoleon, Ghost Pal, Viva Mayday, Happy Lives, LIL KIDS, Flora, Valleys, B.Lewis, Suzi Analogue, Nai Palm, Tiombe Lockheart, Sonnymoon, thank you all, your performances were exemplary. OK, Lets get into it shall we.
Release number 46.
Here is a girl that does it all, that silenced a room of first time listener’s, leaving them delicately heartbroken, and begging for more. Having the distinct privilege of seeing Flora perform this live at the Dingus/Snake CMJ showcase, this one will always have a significant resonance with me. Soaring celestially, the air is wide open, inhale deeply, close your eyes, “It’s A Lie“.
“What are you doing, and when will it be ready? What is this mess, is it really necessary?”
Flora puts your mind into a whirlwind of emotion as you contemplate the depth of purpose. Conjuring thoughts of humanity’s never ending ability to conflict, contradict, compile, characterize, and complain; but it is a lie, and my darling Flora, thank you for exploring it with such profound subtlety and patient elegance.
Included here is Flora’s first release with The Snake Records, ‘High Buildings‘. Flora was one of the earliest artist’s to have worked with us (release number 12), and I couldn’t help but include this little tidbit which continues to resonate with such strong, appropriate poignancy. I Also got some live recordings of Flora during her tour of NYC for CMJ, look out for something from those soon!Nick Adams. This week’s highlight is B.Lewis whom I saw perform at Freecandy for an unofficial CMJ showcase hosted by Maiya Norton.
Some of my favorite moments in life happen during the delight of surprise, pure unquestionable intrigue in something new to your existence. Something you can feel changing things forever inside of you because this experience will never be forgotten. I thanked him after his set and will do it again now because those moments are too far and few between. B. Lewis, you took a week which started off with a disappointing Flying Lotus set at terminal 5, tearing at my high expectations for musicianship in New York, into a reminder that integrity lies in the world that we at Dingus and The Snake Records try every day to surround ourselves with, thank you. @TheSnakeRecords