A product of jazz standards and multi-cultural upbringing, Neneh Cherry puts a fresh coat of vocals to her latest musical work, Neneh Cherry and The Thing. Her Don Cherry genes together with Sierra Leone and Swedish blood seep out of her gritty a cappella, laminating the golds of bass and sax. Cherry, from her early days (The Stilts, Rip, Rig and Panic, Buffalo among a score of seasoned callaborators), continues to address social change, armored with instruments as her tiers of talent take shape though her lyrical messages. The stratums of Cherry sound gradate between post punk, classic jazz, and rap resulting in a musical dichotomy of new-wave noir and world. If you can grip it.
The Stockholm based maverick works as a polished bohemian in the air of an urban attitude (stark realities) and accomplished composer. Dream Baby Dream sums it up. Her work with Suicide came out buzzworthy as apart of a bigger sound off her album featuring the works of The Thing (Mats Gustafsson, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, and Paal Nilssen-Love) Ornette Coleman, Suicide, Don Cherry, Martina Topley-Bird, The Stooges, and MF Doom and her most recent mix by synth-blazers, Four Tet.