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Nathan Self self-titled album

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Lorenzini, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Came out 2 days ago. Killing, as Nate East always does!

    Great mix and the bass sound is great.
  2. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    I always tell this story when I see a Nate East thread - I was the guy who followed him as the bassist for the Crawford high School jazz band here in San Diego. Big shoes for me to fill, being as that I had just started playing bass back in 1976... So yes, I was doomed.
  3. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    Really a great album! Love it!
  4. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Ricky Lawson playing on it is smoking, what an awesome drummer he was!
  5. BillyIVbass


    Sep 24, 2008
    Gear Reviews Guitar World Online
    Great album. Bully your local record store until they get it in!
  6. Nathan East Music has put up some bait on YouTube, the single (and album-title track) Daft Funk !

    He's got me hooked !

    I don't care for the processed vocals in the first half, but I dig the second set of processed vox, then it goes back to the cheesy vocals again. The chorus would've sounded better with just straight up vocals, IMO.

    But I'm still hooked! Need to hear the rest of it.
  7. There's also a Mix, by Nathan East Music on youtube that starts with the "Daft Funk" track and then other clips of the making of, contemporaries' commentary and some of his history. Highly recommended. I liked Nathan East before, but I wouldn't say I was a fan. This has changed that.
  8. peledog


    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
  9. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Daft Funk sounds a lot more like Off The Wall-era MJ to me
  10. Toronto Bassist

    Toronto Bassist

    Jan 9, 2008
    I got this off of itunes and there's some cool tracks on it for sure. Unfortunately, a lot of it was just kind of cheesy to me. This was especially the case in "America The Beautiful"...I couldn't believe that he was going for the whole quivering-strings-and-opulent-choir schtick. I thought what next, are fireworks going to start shooting out of my ipod?

    Highway 101, SeveNate, and especially Daft Funk were great, though.
  11. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Wow, really? The track is beautiful in my opinion...!

    And yes that's the next feature of the upcoming iPod.
  12. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Too easy listening...smooth'jazz' for me (I really dislike that kind of thing!!)but good at being what it is trying to be(what I assume it is trying...).
  13. selowitch


    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    I love Nathan East's work in general, but this album did not particularly wow me. It's fine, certainly not terrible or anything, just not as good as I expected.
  14. Toronto Bassist

    Toronto Bassist

    Jan 9, 2008