FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Music > Vinyl > S. AL - Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day (Vinyl LP)
Click to Enlarge

S. AL - Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day

(Vinyl LP)

23Reward Points
Add to Cart
Item: LDS34074

Largely self-produced, Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day finds S.al kneading out the knotty burdens of a sun cycle. As a producer, S.al supplies vignettes of tape loop meditations, each an ornate anteroom or alcove in the happy home of the album. As a vocalist he is softly riding the forms, a provisionist of encouraging poems. From the outset of "Winner + Raps" he's your friendly voyager with undeterrable empathy, bouncing effortlessly over a funky session. The refrain is simple: "easily distressed/excellent at managing distress." Deeper into Little Man..., S.al turns the guitar loops on "Phones" into a serene backdrop to ruminate on the absence of distraction.

Much can be gleaned from Little Man... - wonder, purpose, compassion, dexterity - but when S.al sings "there never was much else but the work/busying myself since birth," it leaves a lasting impression that the album is consumed by simple pleasures and purposes. And so, a mistakenly broken loop on "King Size" is work flow, the steady rhythm of carpentry. The triumvirate of the "Idea 5" series seems littered at first, an exercise in revisiting a template anew, but intention is clear as S.al croons "I never make it through" as he reflects on a folkloric place called "the agate door."

In the darker corners and closets like "Jeremiah (The Weeping Prophet)" and "Home Alone" the loops of anxiety are subdued by S.al's mantra of "relax, make me slow." Again, consider purpose. There are depths that must not be overlooked. S.al cannot divert attention. Little Man, You've Had A Busy Day has to go to nervous places, places of botheration, in order to bask in the glimmer of closer "$150 of Your Mmoney."


Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles
  1. Winner + Raps (prod. Dustin Laurenzi)
  2. Mungry + Raps (prod. Dustin Laurenzi)
  3. 5 Ideas, Idea 3
  4. Soulmender
  5. mIschterlude
  6. King Size
  7. Favorite Jhonny
  8. Jeremiah (The Weeping Prophet)
  9. Your Death Is Warm and Large
  10. Phones
  11. 5 Ideas, Idea 2
  12. 5 Ideas, Idea 1
  13. Home Alone
  14. Clique Cover ("Medicine")(Carpet Dance)
  15. Seeing As It Was Coming by Pretty Fast
  16. $150 of Your Mmoney

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio


Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2019. All Rights Reserved.