[ Welcome to ] Rhyme Flight …

Rhyme Flight … akin to a wine flight — but rhythmic records … sort of a seasonal twist on the Rhyme Cellar … more elemental, less extensive — but fundamentally rooted in the sonic aesthetic essence … so, without further ado, let’s sip this spin and riff prosetic — godspeed, enjoi

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Rhyme Flight, Deck 1 : “88 Back”

: : Rhyme Flight, Deck 1 : “88 Back” :
: [ Relative Thread : Terset Crate, ~88bpm* ] : :

Caskstory :: so … this column cask arrived in a somewhat roundabout crescendo sort of way … i suppose Rhyme Cellar, in its early embryonic origin stages, was intended to express what this scope entails, but — as work does in its progression — entities evolve … effectually, the cellar developed into more long-form ruminations, as opposed to synoptic palatte notations … alas, so it is, and here we are … so circling back to the immediate … i decided to shelf the cellar for the summer, and test out the seasonal sea legs from a new, but/and not entirely divergent, vantage realm …

i wasn’t actively seeking a specific niche for the new space, but remained open to any appealing avenues … as it so happens, one aspect leading to another, i‘d been working on mixing music (technique, theory, so on, such forth), revisiting the beatmatch blend on the one days of yore, and amidst a routine practice session — which usually entails : choosing a crate (or allowing a crate choose said self), selecting a catalyst chorale, and mixing on the fly from there — general blind spin freestyle … amidst an 88bpm* (*as classified by serato, which … file under: all make believe, innit?!) session within the Terset Spin crate, a certain quatrain resonated just so with the internal genomic, a quartet crew blipped the radar with their je ne sais quoi sequence of tunes … so, said thing led to another, and i figured why not pivot said playmates into a wine flight style sampling, and sort a more semi-proper moment for discovery …

so — that chapter in the cask backstory unpacked — i rummaged through a bit of music structure research to sort a palpable parallel between wine and music in context of tasting notes / palatte profile points … during said search party, david greenberg’s “arousal, valence, depth” triumvirate surfaced and — a voila! a preliminary parallel … from there, i rounded out the elemental plane with three additional aspects of / for reference — texture, physique, and evocation … so, given said aforementioned, we have a fleet to flight, and a framework around which to focus our palattes …

i’m not sure if any of this made any sense, as i don’t have a particular knack for explaining the methodology behind / beneath these manifestations … but tl;dr welcome to our debut rhyme flight, where we’ll be sampling records within a shared bpm range, and taking particular note of peripheral distinctions in structure, expression, and resonance … if you made it this far, cheers to you ; sante, salud : onward, ever upward, as always — enjoi

Fair pretense post-script aside : this one is definitively making it up as i go along … so, there will be an orchard of happy accidents throughout this rhythmic vineyard … so, please bear with the working progress and have fun with it in the meantime ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

· : : “88 Back” Pilot Fleet : Recs On Deck : : ·
RecordArtist (Year)Album; Label
“Suite II Overture”Janelle Monáe (2010)The ArchAndroid (Suites II And III) ;
Wondaland Arts Society
“Feels So Good”Kylie Minogue (2014)Kiss Me Once ; Parlophone
ConcordeLe Couleur (2020)Concorde ;
Lisbon Lux Records
“Dr. Carter”Lil’ Wayne (2008)Tha Carter III ; Cash Money

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: Flight Taste Note Referentials :
ModalityDescribes intensity and energy in music
ValenceDescribes the spectrum of emotions in music
(e.g. sad, happy)
DepthDescribes intellect and sophistication in music
TextureDescribes sensory “feel” of music
(e.g. organic / natural, processed / engineered)
PhysiqueDescribes build, body, silhouette of music
(e.g. minimal, full ; angular / rigid, contouring / elastic )
EvocationDescribes experiential or conceptual resonance brought forth in music
(e.g. any elemental, essential, emblematic associations)

Rhyme Flight, Deck 2 : “M5”

Rhyme flight, deck the second … this one … another slate from the terset crate … another tunage tetrad burgeoned from a freestyle mixwork conversession … another squad assembled by roundabout way of serato beat per sixty sorting … so … without further ado … let’s spin a flight taste notation, in the conceptual realm of M5 — cheers and godspeed, enjoi

: : Rhyme Flight, Deck 2 : “M5” :
: [ Relative Thread : Terset Crate, ~82bpm* ] : :

· : : “M5” Pilot Fleet : Recs On Deck : : ·
RecordArtist (Vintage)Album; Label
“Million Dollar Bills”Lorde (2013)Pure Heroine (Extended) ;
Republic Records
“Incredible” ft. General LevyM-Beat (1994)Incredible — Single ;
Renk Records
“Your Girl”Mariah Carey (2005)The Emancipation of Mimi ;
Island Def Jam
“Mirror Mirror”Mid-Air! (2007)Mid-Air! ; Independent [CD Baby]

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Rhyme Flight, Deck 3 : “Obsidian Drift”

Third flight on deck … in immediate retrospect, this one features numinous undercurrents with a nocturnal twist on the oft-renowned tertiary charm … let’s chalk it up to seasonal vibes of a midsummer night’s scene … this flight actually blends quite well together in context of a set sequence / mini-mix … the full-bodied bass across the board amplifies the one on those drop transitions with a proper gravity bounce … anyhaps, with that, let’s spin this sampler — cheers, enjoi

: : Rhyme Flight, Deck 3 : “Obsidian Drift” :
: [ Relative Thread : Terset Crate, ~ 78bpm* ] : :

· : : “Obsidian Drift” Pilot Fleet : Recs On Deck : : ·
RecordArtist (Vintage)Album; Label
“Feiticeira” (Clams Casino Remix)Deftones (2020)White Pony
(20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Reprise Records
“ROYL”Chloe x Halle (2020)Ungodly Hour ;
Columbia Records
“Worry About Me” ft. blackbearEllie Goulding (2020)Brightest Blue ;
Polydor Records
“Comeback Kid”Sleigh Bells (2012)Reign of Terror ;
Mom + Pop Records

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Rhyme Flight, Deck 4 : “Verve 130”

Lifting off, once more, in the drift of four score … this one, this flight … just felt verve … and with the shared BPM scope congregating around 130 – a voila : a moniker motif! And, with that uncharacteristic, but likely much appreciated, dose of intro brevity, let’s dive right into said tuneship — godspeed, enjoi ::

: : Rhyme Flight, Deck 4 : “Verve 130” :
: [ Relative Thread : Terset Crate, ~ 130bpm* ] : :

· : : “Verve 130” Pilot Fleet : Recs On Deck : : ·
RecordArtist (Vintage)Album; Label
“Mannequin”Britney Spears (2008)Circus ;
Jive Records
FreepowerAustra (2020)Future Politics ;
“22nd Century”Kelis (2010)Flesh Tone ;
“Ideal Woman”Celeste (2021)Not Your Muse ;
Both Sides / Polydor

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Rhyme Flight, Deck 5 : “27 Clicquot”

Rhyme flight got five on gilded, rotating in the realm of 126 bpm … and so, with that and without further ado, raise a glass and/or flask to our 27 cliqu(e/uot) … palates ready? let’s bask — godspeed, enjoi :

: : Rhyme Flight, Deck 5 : “27 Clicquot” :
: [ Relative Thread : Terset Crate, ~126 bpm* ] : :

· : : “27 Clicquot” Pilot Fleet : Recs On Deck : : ·
RecordArtist (Vintage)Album; Label
“Deep Kitsch”dZihan & Kamien (2002)Gran Riserva ;
Couch Records
“September”Earth, Wind & Fire (1978)The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1 ;
ARC/Columbia Records
“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”Eurythmics (1983)Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) ;
RCA Records
“Sugar On The Rim”Hayley Williams (2020)Petals For Armor ;
Atlantic Records

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Rhyme Flight, Deck 6 : “Valley Cast”

Rhyme flight, deck the sixth ( the time, flying … the light years, travelling ) … casting our sights and senses upon the silhouetted vales of a versichromatic soundboard’s signature repertoire — and so, with that, and without further ado, let’s sift said sampling : godspeed, enjoi

: : Rhyme Flight, Deck 6 : “Valley Cast” :
: [ Relative Thread : Terset Crate, ~125 bpm* ] : :

· : : “Valley Cast” Pilot Fleet : Recs On Deck : : ·
RecordArtist (Vintage)Album; Label
Black KnightMark Dee (2020)Arcade Nightdrive ;
Retrowave Touch Records
“The Valley”Duran Duran (2007)Red Carpet Massacre ;
Epic Records
Go With YouToro Y Moi (2011)Underneath The Pine ;
Carpark Records
“Painting Skies”Cold Blue (2020)Summer Chills ;
Black Hole Recordings

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