Columbus, Ohio — J. Rawls returns to the scene with the much-awaited jazzy blended instrumental album “The Liquid Crystal Project II”!
With his first totally instrumental effort, “J.Rawls Presents The Liquid Crystal Project”, Rawls explored sounds, beats and rhythms that were only touched on in previous albums. This sought after album included the pulsating “Heart Throb” and three tributes including “A Tribute to Dilla”, where Rawls was able to express his gratitude for one of music’s most prolific producers of our generation.
However, the hits on his recent project, “The Liquid Crystal Project II”, show evolution. The hypnotic drums, heart-stopping congas and commanding snares on “The Lead” lets you know who you should be following! The drums are ridiculously intense on this song, making sure all followers listen up. “Lorans Dance Redux” is a jazzy groove that’ll keep you smiling and head bopping as you envision a lounge scene. The sexy saxophone just adds to the seduction of the entire vibe.
The only lyrics on the entire album are provided by Rawls’ middle son on “Joshy’s Gem”. Even though Joshy is not saying real words, he remains on beat, and his abilities to adapt to the change in rhythms allude to a future in music making and possibly following in his father’s footsteps. Additionally, this song reminds a listener of the carefree life a child has and the beauty a parent sees in their child’s innocence.
So why another Liquid Crystal Project? What exactly is Rawls trying to achieve or convey with these projects?
“The Liquid Crystal Project is meant to be grown people music!” he exclaims. “It’s for those of us who are searching for great music without all the nonsense you hear in today’s popular music.”
“The Liquid Crystal Project II” is an energetic, reflective and musical journey inside the mind of an innovative DJ and producer, J. Rawls. Grab your boarding pass, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.
released October 14, 2008
J Rawls: Beats/Arrangement
B Jazz: Beats/Keys/Arrangement
Rob Riley: Beats/Drums
Charles Cooper: Saxophone
Eddie Bayard: Saxophone