Thursday, August 8, 2013

Quiet Entertainer releases Intelligent Design

Today marks the release of Quiet Entertainer's newest album entitled Intelligent Design. According to Quiet Entertainer, this is the "most rewarding collection of music [he's] done because you can start to hear a new production style and writing style that [he's] been working on." Not to take away from his other works, but this album is definitely a departure from his previous music in the best way possible. It's no secret that I have been a fan of QE's stuff ever since I have been here in Nashville. He has a bit of a flair for the dramatic on stage which I like. It's rare in what has become a boring cut+paste EDM, 'what is that guy actually doing up there' scene. Living up to his name, he rarely speaks on stage, but instead uses a sampled computer robot voice. He's not afraid to put himself out there (literally) and dance with the crowd. He uses samplers, midi controllers and an actual turntable alongside his computer. He is also a fellow, native of the 901 (M.E.M.P.H.I.S. If ya don't know, ya betta ask somebody) which basically makes us kin in Nashville. We also share a fondness for a lot of the same instrumental hip hop producers and old school hip hop groups. And above all, he has good taste in drummers. I am playing alongside him in select sets for this mini-tour and have been for a couple of months or so now which also makes him a Winslow by default. ALL of that aside, Intelligent Design is just damn GOOD. It's an album that I can bump in my car or at home. That's a lot coming from me. My musical attention span with new artists isn't very long. I get bored easily and I need more than a club banger with deep oscillating bass or beat repeat to listen again. Having listened (and played) his material, I can say that this one is far beyond anything he has attempted yet. It's not all sample-based and features more actual musical compositions. He is evolving as an artist and a producer. That's what it's all about. And...maybe a little head bobbing too...which this album definitely provides. It's chill, but not too chill. It's thoughtful (as the title suggests) and doesn't just stick to the modern parlor tricks that a lot of these generic "push play" DJ's use nowadays. It even includes one of the sets he performed during his opening slot on tour with Mutemath. Yeah, that's right. Mutemath.

So give it a listen, a share and a download. It's FREE (a.k.a. pay what you like). You won't be disappointed.

Catch it LIVE:
Tonight, Quiet Entertainer kicks off his mini-tour to promote Intelligent Design at the Social in Murfreesboro,TN. Tomorrow, he'll be in back in Nashville at Cafe Coco to celebrate his birthday and Saturday night he'll be at the Coup in Clarksville, TN. I'll be playing in Nashville and Clarksville, so come say what up and buy a CD.

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