San Diego shaman looks to say more with less on second album 'MU.ZZ.LE'
San Diegan seer Gonjasufi is back for a second batch of spirit wanderings on January 23 next year, following the success of 2010’s A Sufi And A Killer and subsequent remix album The Caliph’s Tea Party.
MU.ZZ.LE promises “a lonely journey that will take you through the innermost thoughts of Gonjasufi’s darkest hours. He recorded and mixed it on his own in his home studio surrounded by his family and the stark contrast of the Mojave Desert. The end product is his outlet and realization for who he is, a way for him to feel comfortable in his own skin again.
“Although short in length, MU.ZZ.LE is huge on messages. Political, social and spiritual interpretations that define him as an artist. Written on the road, it was an outlet for Gonjasufi to challenge himself. It’s the response to all the adrenaline, aggression and anger he felt traveling the world, it’s a spectrum of his creativity and a testimony of how one man’s passion and determination is often misunderstood as anger. “There’s a duality that exists and to deny it, is the biggest mistake.””
Gonja — aka thirtysomething Brainfeeder associate and yoga instructor Sumach Ecks — adds that the record “was more like knowing that what comes out of the mouth of man, sets man free and defies them, it was me guarding my words and my tongue. These words are less but I feel like I’m saying more”.
Right you are then. Perhaps a track listing will help:
White Picket Fence
Nikels and Dimes