Recorded inside a geodome at Upstate New York's The Outlier Inn, Gently Powerful is a live reimagining of Anna Wise's debut solo LP, Live As If It Were Forever. Almost exactly one year to the date of its release, Anna and some of her closest collaborators safely gathered to celebrate Live As If It Were Forever with these intimate live recordings.
All tracks on Gently Powerful feature performances by Anna Wise (vocals, loops), Jon Bap (Drums, Vocals, Samples, Guitar), Joy Morales (Keys, Synthesizer, Vocals) and Juuwah (Bass), recorded and mixed by Steve Vealey, and mastered by Kevin Moo. The arrangements heard on these recordings were originally conceptualized as part of Re/Birth, Wise’s February 2020 residency in Los Angeles produced in partnership with Gxrlschool.
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Like so many others, this came like a bolt out of the blue and, even though it's well before payday, I had to have this astonishing album on vinyl to prove it exists. The feel of the tunes makes me feel like the Impressions do, Curtis Mayfield, the big spaces and instinctive horns and stuff drifting in and out. Great grooves and I can see lots of ghosts nodding along to this with big smiles on their faces. At last! Anthony Cottrell
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saw Thundercat for the first time recently - truly a GOAT of live performers. this album is him in his most honest, focused, and emotional state, and it beautifully intertwines his silly artistic voice with his stories of struggle and sorrow. the album is short and sweet - BUT, if you want to see him and his friends jam a little longer on these ideas, definitely see him live. the dude literally practices like Coltrane and it shows. zilla
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Just a beautiful jazzy rap album with buttery smooth flows versed with huge talent. It's not only lovely to the ears, but the lyrics are profound and empowering about the struggles that she faces. zhangtastic