About a month ago, the Bop Alloy group went on a tour around Asia to promote their new album they did. This footage you see was taken in Taipei, Taiwan. The song on the video is Fresh Preserves, from Marcus D’s 2010 release.
Bop Alloy don’t stop touring, they are about to start touring again in the spring of 2012.
The good news is not done yet, watch a sneak preview of Marcus D’s new track called Don’t Hold Ya Breath which is out January 24th.
A fitting farewell album from the man who gave me, and many others, inspiration and a style to run with. After one listen I was thoroughly impressed…from a musician’s perspective and more importantly from a fan’s perspective.
Tracks like Gone Are the Day, Prayer, and Color of Autumn bring me back to the feeling of first hearing Nujabes…which is a feeling that’s rarely duplicated, as most know. The feature tracks with Cise Starr, Pase, and Substantial are all tinged with the passion and acknowledgment that these will most likely be the last songs of theirs featured on a Nujabes album. With that in mind, they do a good job of hinting at this fact within the songs while refraining from blatantly saying it.
As far as the release goes: posthumous albums aren’t always handled with the care or grace they deserve, but Hydeout has proven that this was far from a “last hurrah” money-making venture. Overall, this album is a beautiful parting gift from a truly talented man and it serves to immortalize Nujabes’ place in history as a pioneer of “metaphorical music” and beautiful hip hop.