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Audio Premiere: Nir Felder “Sketch 2”

December 18, 2013

Nir Felder's debut album Golden Age is set for release on January 21 via Okeh.The guitarist blends jazz and the rock, hip-hop, and pop music on the record which wasproduced by Bob Power (The Roots, Erkyah Badu, D’Angelo, Tribe Called Quest). Felder explains, “The album is called Golden Age, and it’s more of a question than a statement. We’ve seen a lot of change in recent years—in the music industry, in music technology, in our world, our country, and our city, New York. When I was writing this music, there was a lot of hope in the air, and excitement about change, but also a lot of insecurity and fear about the world post-2008 economic crisis. It looks bad for the arts in New York City at the moment, and some people are nostalgic for the 1980s and early ’90s, when times were rough and unsafe but art and culture were flourishing. Was that a ‘golden age’? Is this one? Has there really ever been one? The question is always, according to whom? So, there is a lack of clarity about whether things are going great or they’re really bad, and the music reflects that.”

Today we premiere "Sketch 2" from Golden Age.


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