This year, by supernatural coincidence, National Donut Day came in the same week as the release of the NU SHOOZ latest album, Kung Pao Kitchen. We feel that this harmonic convergence deserves some quiet reflection…
What does the latest Nu Shooz release, Kung Pao Kitchen, have in common with a donut?
For starters, both have a hole in the center. While we could go deep into the meaning of that Negative Space, it’s the part we can see where the richness lies. This richness can only be experienced directly. Bite into the donut. Dive into the music.
Only then is the true flavor to be revealed.
Both the donut and Kung Pao Kitchen contain mood-enhancing qualities. Who can stay in a bad mood when biting into a fresh Maple Bar or a classic Old-Fashioned? And who can resist the pleasing thump and bleat of 80s-heavy Nu Shooz beats?
Of course, there are differences. We don’t recommend dipping the album in coffee, and we don’t recommend putting a donut into your CD player. But Nu Shooz music and fresh donuts share one more important trait: Both are common pleasures that make us glad to be alive.
And both are worthy subjects for meditation.
CD RELEASE PARTY UPDATE!
If you’re into meditation, mood enhancement and/or Portland, you should most definitely join us on Thursday June 21 for the Kung Pao Kitchen CD Release Party at Lucky Strike! Sadly, there will be no donuts available (that we know of), but John & Valerie will be mingling with guests as we indulge in tasty KPK grooves from 7-9pm. For more information, visit our website or RSVP on Facebook!