N'Dambi and All Cows Eat Grass
Air Castle EP
Electro-pop | Soul | Funk
Alpha Pup Records
premiere: soul faves n’dambi & all cows eat grass team up for new ep, and it’s pure star shine
By Nathan Leigh
May 2, 2018
N’Dambi and All Cows Eat Grass describe their Air Castle EP as “a time capsule aboard a deep spacecraft headed to eternity,” and it’s clear what they mean. N’Dambi’s 70’s soul vibe meets T. Brown and ACEG’s 80’s electro-funk, but somehow despite it’s retro trappings, it sounds new. Futuristic even. It’s like a collaboration between Syreeta and Quincy Jones aboard the Mothership. Or maybe the original Battlestar Galactica; a vision of the future seen through the lens of the past.
The EP’s best moments come when they embrace that space is the place. “On Borrowed Time” and “Air Castle” find the band refreshingly ungrounded–untethered, and the results are stunning. While always sounding distinctly like themselves, they open up their sound and go to some seriously unexpected places. “Nowhere,” meanwhile boasts N’Dambi’s best hook and a synth line made of pure star shine.
Get your own space capsule here: https://ndambiandallcowseatgrass.lnk.to/AirCastle
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