Remember what I said about Brooklyn? Goodness gracious, with Fay Victor, Dave Fiuczynski, Toshi Reagon, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Citizen Cope, the Dap-Kings, TV On The Radio, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and some people I haven’t got around to writing about yet (Bill Laswell, Will Bernard)... tell me where is there more cool music per square mile?
And don’t leave out Saul Williams.
Who is Saul Williams? A poet. Actor. Screenwriter. And recording artist.
His new album – “The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust” – is only available online. It was produced by Trent Reznor, so Nine Inch Nails fans will definitely want to check it out.
There’s a FREE MP3 (“NiggyTardust”) available at Download.com. Just follow this link.
But guess what? The entire album can be had for free, though Mr. Williams suggests a payment of $5 for the highest-quality version. (And you have to admit, the name “NiggyTardust” alone is worth your five bucks.)
I’m streaming one track, an NIN-style version of U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” on my Vox blog. Click here to hear it.
To cop the whole album, follow this link to Saul Williams’s website.