Don Glori – Dawn Calling
Written by Toby Taylor on 26th November 2020
The second release out on Nothin Personal comes from Melbourne based artist ‘Don Glori’.
An anagram is a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of a different word or phrase. Don Glori, AKA Gordon Li, takes this concept and applies it to his name as well as his music. Deconstructing the sounds and elements of the music that he loves and recontextualising them into his own signature sound. Carefully considered compositions that facilitate heavy doses of improvisation, Don Glori’s music reflects a deep fascination in jazz, house and Brazilian music. Tied together by his inimitable spirit and dedication to making it groove.
Dawn Calling is Don Glori’s first offering to the world, recorded live to tape over two sweltering summer days in February 2020, it captures Don Glori and his band at their best. They wear their influences proudly – touching on elements of jazz, brokenbeat, house and Brazilian music. The record traverses between melancholic, textural landscapes with spiritual jazz overtones through to enchanting group vocals and again metamorphosing into synth laden grooves built entirely around the rhythmcentric marriage of the bass and drums.
The album was recorded and produced on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. Its creators acknowledge them as the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.
Dawn Calling is available now for pre-order now from the Nothin Personal Bandcamp page, which you can access HERE.