Zugleich streuen sie politische Botschaften der weltweiten Bewegung "Black Lives Matter" (BLM) - und zielen damit auf Hirn und Herz der Hörer. Photos. Videos. The press initially dubbed them a U.K. group, likely due to the label’s homebase, but that wasn’t exactly clear. Jump to. Auch viele andere Pop-Publikationen platzieren die Briten als einzige Künstler mit gleich zwei Alben 2020 weit oben. According to song metadata, Cover, the enigmatic musician, DJ and producer, is listed as a songwriter and producer on both 5 and 7, and songwriting credits are also given to Melisa Young (aka Kid Sister) and Cleopatra Nikolic (aka Cleo Sol). Community. Home. Business Manager. Die Songtitel sind Programm: „Strong“, „Fearless“, „Street Fighter“, „Free“ und „Scary Times“. By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. 59.2k Followers, 367 Following, 5 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Cleo Sol (@gyallikeclee) The languid synthesizers on “Eternal Life,” the fury-filled shared vocals on “Stop Dem,” the jazzy guitars on “This Generation” and the skittering beats on “Black” make up a rich tapestry of soul, funk and gospel music. Jazz | Und nebenbei auch noch ikonisch schlichte Plattencover: eine geballte Faust, zwei betende Hände - vor schwarzem Hintergrund. While there are nods to Motown, these aren’t your parents’ classic soul records—you’re hearing the eccentricities, voices and personalities of today and tomorrow. The only crumbs we had were four measly tweets, and one of them featured a photo of hands holding a vinyl album with black gloves, only adding to the excitement of their identity chase. But whether this group physically performs on stage or not, they’ve made a record that couldn’t be more alive or tangible. Band-Fotos und Videos gibt es also nicht - nur die plakativen Albumcover-Artworks. It appears that Sault haven’t played live yet—or at least there’s no evidence of any shows based on diligent internet searches. Es sind Stücke, die mit ihren einschmeichelnden Melodien und treibenden Rhythmen perfekt ins Ohr und in die Beine gehen. It would be completely justified if this was an album of nothing more than scorn towards white oppressors and racist systems, but it’s as much a celebration of Black culture as it is a repudiation of white supremacy. 22K likes. Change is happening…We are focused.”. Jahreswechsel, Ihr Repertoire reicht vom Schlager über Chanson bis hin zur Rockmusik. 5 and 7 were feasts of rhythmic and exuberant Afrobeat, soul, funk and R&B—the songs are passionate, radiant, radical and rooted in rich Black musical traditions (which by extension, are the same roots of most popular genres). Police sirens rage on “Don’t Shoot Guns Down” where the gun of a “racist policeman” is pointed at an innocent, marginalized citizen. A chant of “We got, we got, we got, we got rights” ensues, and with boisterous handrums, shakers and scorched guitars, the jubilation of those places is just as visceral as their peoples’ calls for justice. Die Songtitel sind Programm: „Strong“, „Fearless“, „Street Fighter“, „Free“ und „Scary Times“ – stark, furchtlos, Straßenkämpfer, frei und furchterregende Zeiten. Their indignant soul tune “Foot on Necks” stands out now for obvious reasons, and its refrain hits the nail on the head: “You don’t feel what we feel / And it’s evident that you shoot to kill / ‘Cause you know you’ll get away with it.” With this song and others, they dissect long-upheld racist structures, exploring the realities of white privilege, police brutality and purposely-built racial inequalities. When their album release day came around, the title was slightly amended on streaming services to Untitled (Black Is), which hammers home the vast diversity of body, mind and soul within the Black community. An email to the label and request for an interview resulted in no additional info, besides a confirmed album release date (June 19) and a lyric sheet, but maybe that’s for the best—this is an album whose message is loud and clear and is far bigger than Sault. Mit zwei Alben zwischen Polit-Soul und Hip-Hop liefern die Musiker einen kraftvollen Soundtrack für "Black Lives Matter". Track one “Out the Lies” opens with echoing claps and calls for liberation, and its final passage, a love letter to Blackness, should be read in full: “Black is safety / Black is benevolence / Black is a lifeboat after a SOS / Breaker breaker / All clear / Black tells you its all going to be okay in the end / Black is granny / Black is aunty / Black is ‘there’s still meat on that bone little girl’ / ‘Am I eating wrong?’ Black is so warm and so pure / And when everything else fails Black endures.”. It turned out to be Sault’s Untitled album, and it was just as great as Peterson described. 7 contained a track called “Living in America,” after all, which succinctly captures the myth of American greatness: “Living in America / Everyday is an ongoing massacre / Another one / Get shot down in the streets / But they say it’s the land of the free.”. Das Künstlerkollektiv erschien 2019 aus dem Nichts und bringt es mittlerweile auf vier Alben, ohne irgendeine Form von Promo-Zug, … Inflo has worked on recent high-quality British albums such as … All Rights Reserved. Ute Freudenberg blickt auf Auftritte und Erfolge in Ost und West z... “Sorry Ain’t Enough” is a reminder that we will never be able to fully right the wrongs of the past, and there will never be a cushy ending to such a long, violent history. “The revolution has come (out the lies!) "2020 gab es … Der Produzent Dean Josiah Cover alias Inflo gehört dazu, wohl auch die Soul-Sängerin Cleo Sol und die Hip-Hop-Künstlerin Kid Sister. Last year, a mysterious soul group named Sault arrived out of nowhere with two albums, titled 5 and 7. Keine Band wird 2020 so gefeiert wie ein anonymes britisches Projekt namens Sault. mehr ›. Purchase it on Bandcamp here. See more of Cleo Sol on Facebook. Suggest to Friends! Cleo Sol. Umso erstaunlicher, dass die von riesigem Erfolg gekrönte doppelte Kreativitätsexplosion ohne breite Vermarktung durch ein Plattenlabel gelang - sondern nur mit Vinyl-Veröffentlichungen und teilweise kostenlosen Digitalangeboten, all das so gut wie anonym. Not much is known about him, but he has extensive credits on records by Michael Kiwanuka, Belle and Sebastian, Karen O & Danger Mouse, Jungle, Jack Peñate, The Kooks and many more. Etwa bei den Polit-Rappern Run The Jewels ("RTJ 4"), ihren älteren Kollegen Public Enemy ("What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down") oder auch dem fabelhaften Afro-Jazz-Saxofonisten Kamasi Washington ("Becoming"). "2020 gab es kaum Eindrucksvolleres", urteilt beispielsweise der Chefredakteur des Musikmagazins "Rolling Stone", Sebastian Zabel - und setzt die beiden Sault-Werke auf Platz 1 und 2 seiner Jahresbestenliste. Berlin (dpa) - Die Songtitel sind Programm: "Strong", "Fearless", "Street Fighter", "Free" und "Scary Times". Die ARD-Kultursendung "titel thesen temperamente" (ttt) nennt Sault, in deren Konzeptalben auch mal Polizeisirenen und "Don't shoot! So hat das bis heute rätselhafte Bandprojekt Sault einige seiner aktuellsten Lieder genannt. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. https://www.pastemagazine.com/music/sault/sault-untitled-black-is-review Man weiß nämlich auch gut eineinhalb Jahre nach dem ersten Lebenszeichen mit dem Album "5" kaum Konkretes über die Sault-Musiker. Das Cover des Sault-Albums "Untitled (Black Is...)". No one knew the identities of its musicians, and the albums were released on an independent label, but they drew rapturous acclaim from The Guardian, NPR, Bandcamp (who placed both albums at the number two spot on their extensive list of top 100 albums) and Paste (on our list of British Acts You Need to Know in 2020), plus they received radio play from the best tastemaker station in the U.S., KEXP. On the psych-funk and Afrobeat number “Bow,” they list African countries that are similarly engaged in a struggle for their liberation. Der Produzent Dean Josiah Cover alias Inflo gehört dazu, wohl auch die Soul-Sängerin Cleo Sol und die Hip-Hop-Künstlerin Kid Sister. Rose in the Dark, “Long Way Back” and GREY Area were all produced by Cover, and that discovery opens quite the can of worms. Politik | Aber auch Zuversicht für die lange überfällige gesellschaftliche Ermächtigung schwarzer Menschen in den USA - und weit darüber hinaus. Page Transparency See More. Page Transparency See More. Das Jahr 2020 hat diese spektakuläre Musik eigentlich gar nicht verdient. It’s time to amend your album-of-the-year lists, because the album of the Movement has arrived—and every second of it is glorious. Create New Account. Wer sollte nach dem Tod von Mariss J... For an example of their cryptic veneer, Sault’s Spotify bio provides just one phrase: “Add a little SAULT to your life”—and their official website is little help besides displaying the name of their label, Forever Living Originals. It’s an album of powerful, defiant messages and songs that transcend the current moment—its stories have existed for generations. Die Songtitel sind Programm: „Strong”, „Fearless”, „Street Fighter”, „Free” und „Scary Times”. SAULT are most likely a London based band, as both Inflo and Cleo Sol are Londoners. Kid Sister, the Chicago hip-hop artist who in 2009 dropped an album that featured Kanye West, Estelle and CeeLo Green, released a single for the label just last year titled “Long Way Back.”. Weswegen in der Wiederholung dieses Slogans auch im Jahr 2020 noch schmerzhafte Bedeutung steckt. Viele meinen zu wissen, wer sich hinter Sault verbirgt, Namen wie die des Londoner Produzenten Dean Josiah, der Sängerin Cleo Sol oder der Kanye-West-Kollaboratorin Kid Sister werden genannt, aber so wirklich Genaues weiß eigentlich niemand und selbst sonst exzellent vernetzte Journalisten und Insider tappen vorerst weiter im Dunkeln. The very next day, during his BBC 6 Music radio show, DJ Gilles Peterson gabbed about an album he received at 5 a.m.—which he called “unbelievable”—and said he was going to play it in full as a worldwide exclusive—only the second time he’d played an album front to back on air. Letztlich gehe es um "Utopien, die viele Schwarze nicht mehr haben". Black people across all countries and cultures have been crying out in agony for equity, justice and autonomy, and their cries have been willfully ignored, spat on and suppressed. They all have connections through Sault’s record label, but their songs’ metadata is what gave them away. Sections of this page. Bleiben Sie mit unserem Newsletter immer kostenlos gut informiert! Cleo Sol. Bilder vom grausigen Tod des Afroamerikaners George Floyd unter dem Knie eines weißen Polizisten Ende Mai in Minneapolis schwingen stets mit. Die Kritiker sind sich einig wie selten: Mit dem Album "Untitled (Rise)" vom Herbst und dem nur wenige Wochen älteren Vorgänger "Untitled (Black Is...)" hat diese Band den Konsens-Sound des Krisenjahres erschaffen. Der Produzent Dean Josiah Cover alias Inflo gehört dazu, wohl auch die Soul-Sängerin Cleo Sol und die Hip-Hop-Künstlerin Kid Sister. Peterson, the DJ who premiered their record, said he tried and failed to get the band to play at his festivals. But last week, something incredible happened. This week we look at the most recent releases from London neo-soul artist Cleo Sol (a member of Sault), L.A. R&B sisters Chloe x Halle, and Norwegian neo-progressive band Wobbler. Cleo Sol Rose in the Dark As well as two studio albums this year and two more in 2019, a … London-based soul singer Cleo Sol released an album titled Rose in the Dark for the label earlier this year, and she appears on Simz’ Mercury Prize-nominated GREY Area, another from Forever Living Originals. Events. Untitled (Black Is) is out now via Forever Living Originals. Mit dem Abschicken Ihrer E-Mail akzeptieren Sie unsere Nutzungsbedingungen ›, Sault: Soundtrack für "Black Lives Matter". Inzwischen weiß man: Neben Sängerin Cleo Sol ist noch die Rapperin Kid Sister aus Chicago dabei. RIP George Floyd and all those who have suffered from police brutality and systemic racism. Der Produzent Dean Josiah Cover alias Inflo gehört dazu, wohl auch die Soul-Sängerin Cleo Sol und die Hip-Hop-Künstlerin Kid Sister. So hat das bis heute rätselhafte Bandprojekt Sault einige seiner aktuellsten Lieder genannt. Another album from this elusive group was on the way—even if there was no release date yet—and the fact that its theme is so timely meant that it would undoubtedly be a special record. Sault are an R&B-rooted collective whose 5, 7, Untitled (Black Is), and Untitled (Rise), released during 2019 and 2020, have integrated numerous styles including retro-modern psychedelic soul, rambunctious post-punk funk, righteous Afrobeat, and purposefully oblique pop. See actions taken by the … Despite their U.K. origins, this is the sound of not just Black America—but America and, as they sing on “Stop Dem,” the world’s “original people.”. Wer Bilder von BLM-Ikonen finden will, deren Alben 2020 ebenfalls wichtig im Kampf gegen Rassismus waren, muss woanders suchen. “Wildfires” insists these instances are why people are crying and dying. Musician/Band. With four albums in under two years, rich in diverse influences and fierce political engagement, Sault have deservedly topped many of this year’s best album lists. Musician/Band. We don’t know for sure whether this album was made before or after the protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd, but the answer is irrelevant. Man muss wissen: Sault sind drei People Of Colour, zwei aus London: Inflo und Cleo Sol - plus eine Rapperin aus den USA, Kid Sister. They also posted minute-long snippets of every album track on their Instagram, including one featuring Michael Kiwanuka, whose last two albums were co-written by Inflo. Musikalisch ist hier ein hoch ambitionierter, hoch politischer Mix aus 70er-Jahre-Soul, Gospel, Hip-Hop, Afrobeat und Disco-Pop zu hören - eine Art "Black Musical", mit dem das seit 2019 aktive Kollektiv Sault den Anti-Rassismus-Kampf anfeuert. Follow her on Twitter @LizzieManno, © 2021 Paste Media Group. Accessibility Help. Log In. So hat das bis heute rätselhafte Bandprojekt Sault einige seiner aktuellsten Lieder genannt. Next come the wails of “Stop Dem,” which say it all. Foto: Sault/dpa. The sounds of Sault are exalted as well. mehr ›, Als Straßenmusiker und Frontmann der Band Passenger wurde Mike Rosenberg berühmt. / Still won’t put down the gun.” This is the first line of Sault’s new album Untitled (Black Is). 5 and 7 were unexpected triumphs, but after releasing two albums in the same year, one might’ve figured they would go silent—at least for a little while. «2020 gab es kaum Eindrucksvolleres», urteilt beispielsweise der Chefredakteur des Musikmagazins «Rolling Stone», Sebastian Zabel - und setzt die beiden Sault-Werke auf Platz 1 und 2 seiner Jahresbestenliste. Und doch erzielen selbst diese politisch eindringlichen US-Künstler nicht die Wirkung der britischen Anonymus-Band Sault. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Create New Account . Others have posited that British soul singer Cleo Sol and Chicago-based rapper and sometime Kanye West collaborator Kid Sister – both signed to Sault’s … Ab der ersten Sekunde beschäftigen sich Sault auf dieser Platte mit dem Thema Rassismus. Press alt + / to open this menu. Lizzie Manno is an associate music editor, Coldplay apologist, bread obsessive and lover of all things indie, punk and shoegaze at Paste. See actions taken by the … USA | Forgot account? Posts. Mittlerweile feiert er als Solokünstler weltweit Erfolg... or. Es sind Stücke, die mit ihren einschmeichelnden Melodien und treibenden Rhythmen perfekt ins Ohr und in die Beine gehen. Sault, as ever produced by Inflo with Cleo Sol and Kid Sister the primary co-writers and vocalists, start their fourth album by striding toward the horizon with a glimmering polyrhythmic call to arms. Soul | Schlagwörter zum Thema: Der Versuch von "ttt", mit den Musikern ein Gespräch zu führen, schlug indes fehl - man habe "immerhin eine offizielle Absage" erhalten. Bitter nötig ist sie trotzdem. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. "-Mahnungen aufblitzen, in Anspielung auf den britischen Streetart-Künstler "die Banksys der Musikszene". Not Now. Die anonyme Soul-Band Sault macht Protestsongs gegen Rassismus. Dies sei "der politische Sound des Jahres" von der "Band der Stunde". And rising unstoppably through all this has been the mysterious collective Sault and their associated acts, Michael Kiwanuka, Little Simz and Cleo Sol. Until now, the group had never shared any statements on social media beyond linking to their store when their albums came out. Community See All. So haben Sault am Ende eines Jahres, das "Black Lives Matter" aus traurigen Anlässen wieder nach vorn brachte, einen so aufrüttelnden wie tröstlichen Soundtrack zum Protest geliefert - ohne dass man die Musiker bisher kennt. About. Bei Sault geht es um nichts anderes. It dismantles the myth of the “angry Black woman,” and it preaches a never-ending perseverance and creativity in the face of fatal struggles—it’s a flame that has never gone out, no matter how many people are tokenized, brutalized and hanged from trees. Es geht in den Sault-Texten um gemeinschaftliche Stärke und persönlichen Mut, um das Streben nach Gleichberechtigung und den Widerstand in "furchterregenden Zeiten". Whether in grief, joy or anger, there’s a potential for tears on many of these tracks, but it’s especially hard to swallow “Us,” a stirring message to Black youth, spoken gently as if read by their bedside at night: “If you ever feel not enough / Know this / You are gold / You are rubies / You are diamonds / Little Black girl / You are exalted.”. Welche Botschaften hinter der Musik stecken, mussten in der Sendung Experten erläutern, etwa der DJ und Musikjournalist Klaus Walter: "Sault lösen sozusagen ein Versprechen ein von schwarzer Musik, die auch einen gewissen Universalismus noch repräsentiert." Much like how the onus is not on Black people to educate people outside of the BIPOC community, this album doesn’t beg for attention—after all, it was hardly promoted—but those who find it will be moved and inspired. Keine Band wird 2020 so gefeiert wie ein anonymes britisches Projekt namens Sault. mehr ›, Über ein Jahr waren das Symphonieorchester und der Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks ohne Chefdirigent. The U.K.-based independent label that released all three Sault albums also put out records by Cleo Sol, Little Simz and Kid Sister. See more of Cleo Sol on Facebook. or. "2020 gab es kaum Eindrucksvolleres", urteilt beispielsweise der Chefredakteur des Musikmagazins "Rolling Stone", Sebastian Zabel - und setzt die beiden Sault-Werke auf Platz 1 und 2 seiner Jahresbestenliste. Großbritannien | But despite the lack of information about Sault, after a little digging, their identities became clear: Dean Josiah Cover (aka Inflo), Cleo Sol and Kid Sister (though their roles vary, and additional musicians may be involved). Log In. On June 12 of this year, they posted a square image of a Black power fist with the caption: “We present our first ‘Untitled’ album to mark a moment in time where we as Black People, and of Black Origin are fighting for our lives.