Zak Abel & Joker: Wise Enough
Ever-so-slight-jazz chords, crispy organic percussion, and soul-bent vocals. There's something hauntingly heavy about the corners of this tune that push this track from just any old mid-tempo piano number into something more important. But instead of taking my regular route and dissecting this tune ceaselessly, I think it's better to take a step back and applaud Zak Abel & Joker for hitting a piece of the sonic palette that is rarely trodden upon. Sometimes saying less is saying more. And in this case, saying less means listening more. And I can get on board with that.