Soul Supreme LP

"They say there’s no rest for the weary, and that surely seems to be the case for Soul Supreme. The work of Jerusalem-born, Amsterdam-based keyboardist/producer shows an insatiable hunger to study music and learn from the greats. An inexhaustible quest to grow, as a scholar of sound. Most recently with two 7-inch-shaped self-studies boldly reinterpreting fan-favorite tracks by Mos Def, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, and A Tribe Called Quest. Closely studying the compositions—and doing justice to their classics while he’s at it. Case in point: two now sought-after 45s. The last needed push of confidence to now, six-plus years since starting out, release his own compositions and productions.

The synthesizer in the intro of the Head Hunters-nod ‘Easy Breeze’ sounds like tumbling down a rabbit hole. Exactly what this release embodies: Soul Supreme exploring different twists, turns, and paths of rhythm. There’s the housey ‘Rich in Soul,’ only three tracks apart from a hip-hop drum pattern with near-singing of the keys on ‘Mellow Thompson.’ Or the B-side opening ‘Huit Octobre 1971’ with his own take on a same-titled 70s French sample-darling. And tracks like the broken beat on ‘Keep Moving’ and the G-funk-in-space album closer ‘Orbit’ show a lot of new promise, working more closely with fellow musicians. Yet again, on new takes and directions.

There’s a sense of beauty in that. To not take the easy route and focus on the trick you can already nail. But instead, to dig a rabbit hole to continuously study music, keep moving, and pursue the supreme."


-Danny Veekens
 

Soul Supreme LP

"They say there’s no rest for the weary, and that surely seems to be the case for Soul Supreme. The work of Jerusalem-born, Amsterdam-based keyboardist/producer shows an insatiable hunger to study music and learn from the greats. An inexhaustible quest to grow, as a scholar of sound. Most recently with two 7-inch-shaped self-studies boldly reinterpreting fan-favorite tracks by Mos Def, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, and A Tribe Called Quest. Closely studying the compositions—and doing justice to their classics while he’s at it. Case in point: two now sought-after 45s. The last needed push of confidence to now, six-plus years since starting out, release his own compositions and productions.

The synthesizer in the intro of the Head Hunters-nod ‘Easy Breeze’ sounds like tumbling down a rabbit hole. Exactly what this release embodies: Soul Supreme exploring different twists, turns, and paths of rhythm. There’s the housey ‘Rich in Soul,’ only three tracks apart from a hip-hop drum pattern with near-singing of the keys on ‘Mellow Thompson.’ Or the B-side opening ‘Huit Octobre 1971’ with his own take on a same-titled 70s French sample-darling. And tracks like the broken beat on ‘Keep Moving’ and the G-funk-in-space album closer ‘Orbit’ show a lot of new promise, working more closely with fellow musicians. Yet again, on new takes and directions.

There’s a sense of beauty in that. To not take the easy route and focus on the trick you can already nail. But instead, to dig a rabbit hole to continuously study music, keep moving, and pursue the supreme."


-Danny Veekens
 

Grading

Mint(M)

Record Grading Guide:

  • Mint (M) – Absolutely perfect in every way. Never been played and usually sealed.
  • Near Mint (NM) – The record has been on a shelf between other records. The vinyl looks glossy and clearly has only been played a few times. There are no marks on the vinyl and the whole package is complete.
  • Excellent (E) – Same but I’d tolerate very light marks where the vinyl has been in and out of the inner sleeve a few times, or tiny signs of use generally.
  • Very Good Plus (VG+) – A few further faults are acceptable, but nothing that really compromises the record visually or audibly. A little rub, light inaudible marks, a little background crackle.
  • Very Good (VG) – It’s seen a bit of life, but is still usable. Light pops and clicks, an edge split, light visible scratches. You can still listen to it and enjoy looking at it, but it is visually and audibly USED.
  • Good (G) – To be honest you’re making trouble for yourself here, as Good means Bad. I’d only be selling something really desirable in this condition, with a bargain price and a full, no holds barred description to match.
  • Poor (P), Fair (F) Attempting to listen will be a disturbing experience. Expect major noise issues, skipping or repeating. The record itself is cracked, badly warped and has deep scratches. The cover is also approaching death.

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