BROCKHAMPTON - GINGER | Since blowing up in 2017 these guys have always been a self-described 'boyband', and while I've always seen them as another alternative hip-hop collective similar to Odd Future or Pro Era, this new album is finally making see the 'boyband' in BROCKHAMPTON. I loved Iridescence last year, a break from their usual formulas of the Saturation trilogy and into experimental territory with less distinct individual voices and a more wild genre-blending collective. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
GINGER has kept up this team effort vibe from Iridescence but mellowed it out with a little more cohesiveness and wayyy more RnB influence. I can't say there is a particular standout member this time (though Dom always comes in with the hard-hitting verses) but the chemistry is brilliant as always. the production is dark green and grimy and slowed-down-for-intensive-effect (if that makes sense), with "BOY BYE" and "IF YOU PRAY RIGHT" being standout production bangers. The hooks infectious as ever with "SUGAR" sounding like some oldschool early 2000's RnB banger vibes (boyband yes), best song on the album. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Personally the wildness of Iridescence was more for me but GINGER is a solid and very cohesive album from this alternative hip-hop 'boyband'. 8/10.
Posted @withrepost. @amber.of.the.sea .”Merlin is a figure intimately connected with forests in Arthurian lore. After the disastrous Battle of Arderydd, Merlin goes mad and spends years as a wild man in the woods, living a solitary, animal existance, before he emerges into his full power as a magician and seer. His prophesies are contained in Welsh poems said to be written by Myrddin himself (from texts dated to the 9th century and onward); many of them can be found in the Llyfr Du Caerfryddin and The Black Book of Carmarthen. In the "Afallennau" and "Oineau" poems (from The Black Book, translated by Meirion Pennar), Myrddin portrays his life among apple trees in the forest of Celydonn: "Ten years and two score have I been moving along through twenty bouts of madness with wild ones in the wild; after not so dusty things and entertaining minstrels, only lack does now keep me company. . . ." He despairs that he, who once lay in women's arms, now lies alone on the cold, hard ground, with only a wild piglet for company.” To the Celts the pig was associated with the Otherworld and the goddess. Examples from Greek mythology may be seen with Circe, and Persephone who when she is taken down into the Underworld, a herd of swine falls into the depths with her. There is also another legend connecting wisdom, the goddess and pigs, from my hometown of Bath, where King Bladud was shown the healing springs by his herd of Pigs. In Celtic belief springs and wells were also regarded as entrances to the Otherworld.
From Terri Windling’s piece Wild Men and Women of the Forest. www.terriwindling.com/blog/2018/02/wild-men-women.html
Art: Visiting the Cave from a Tennyson’s Idylls of the King, illustrated by Gustave Dore. 1868.
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Oooooooh ya that shoulder muscle 💪😍
•Merlin getting Fit for the International Liberty Horse Association Competition!•
•Photo by @reganmacademia