Gerald Toto : Sway (Dig)

CD [Cover Art for Gerald Toto / Sway (Dig)] Your Price: $17.51
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Sell date: 10/2018
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Mfg's Catalog#: 42
CDC Part#: 2055706
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 Notes & Reviews
 
2018 release. We last heard GErald Toto on trio album Bondeko, recorded with fellow global travellers Lokua Kanza and Richard Bona, the 'dreamy backdrop' and 'immaculate sweet harmonies' of which earned a run of four and five star reviews, leading one reviewer to liken the trio to 'an African Crosby, Stills and Nash.' Entirely written, performed and produced single-handedly by GErald, Sway's collection of 11 new songs takes it's listener on an imaginary journey to a world that has time to stop and stare, where the frenetic din of modernity is hushed to a murmur, Toto's songs seemingly plucked from a place of timeless reverie. The songs on Sway refuse categorization, a cultural melting pot of acoustic folk, jazz, soul, pop and blues with cosmopolitan borders that embrace exotic Creole and Caribbean favours. Highlights include the sweet, sambatinged romance of 'My Girlfriend' and the futuristic doopwop that underpins 'Umbaka', alongside the diaphanous, sun-dappled lilt of Sway's title track. Elsewhere, the gravitydefying 'Away Alive' and 'Let It Blow' are leavened by the skittering electronic beats that drive 'It's A Love Pain' and eerie, atmospheric album closer 'The Night Is Coming'. For if quiet is the new loud, GErald Toto's voice is blessed with an eloquence that demands to be heard, as his gently insistent songs whisper in an emotional language as universal as it is engaging. Sway to the rhythms of life.

 
 Tracks
 
Alger 69
Day by Day
My Girlfriend
Away Alive
Umbaka
Sway
You Got Me
Let It Blow
It's a Love Pain
The Night Is Coming
Dutiful Love