Noveliss and Dixon Hill’s “Book of Changes”

Noveliss and Dixon Hill’s “Book of Changes”
Photography by Terrell Groggins (https://www.facebook.com/Myartmyrules/)

A music review of Noveliss and Dixon Hill’s “Book of Changes” album release.

Pulling from the cosmic zeitgeist as often as the nerdiest cultural one, Noveliss is a wordsmith supreme. His lyrics flow organically over the gorgeous soundscapes and rhythms created by the gifted Dixon Hill. 

Noveliss and Dixon Hill’s “Book of Changes”
Noveliss

Together, Noveliss and Dixon Hill have crafted this timeless, meditative travelogue of an album. Gentle yet urgent tracks follow seamlessly one after the other, mixing and spiraling and informing and stirring the listener to deeply consider the themes they touch on.

Noveliss is a veteran musical lyricist and poet based in Detroit.  Formerly J-Roc, Noveliss is part of Clear Soul Forces, the iconic hip-hop collective.  Embracing his nerd roots, Noveliis has honed his singular style. This album, “Book of Changes,” is set around the I Ching.  Each song another step in the ancient text, reflecting Noveliss’ deeply personal travels through his life, American history, the Black experience, our global cultural awakening and Taoist wisdom. 

All this is set to Dixon Hill’s remarkable and wholly immersive universe of samples, live instruments and beautiful field recorded sounds. 

Noveliss and Dixon Hill’s “Book of Changes”
Dixon Hill

It’s like Studio Ghibli merged with Lauren Hill and fixed everything that’s wrong with the world. It aches with subtle style.

Noveliss and Dixon Hill’s “Book of Changes” is pure poetry spoken with the rhythm of our times.  No anger, only reminders of what is really happening all around us. I love this.  More and more lately I only want to spend my time on the worth while.  Life’s too short, isn’t it.

“Book of Changes” is worth your time. It’s healing, contemplative, stunningly produced and melodically spiritual.  I loved it. So will you. 

Stream Noveliss and Dixon Hill’s “Book of Changes” on Spotify.

Buy or stream Noveliss and Dixon Hill’s “Book of Changes” on Bandcamp.

Order the Album: https://soulspazm.ffm.to/bookofchanges

Noveliss:

Official Website: https://noveliss.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNoveliss

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheNoveliss

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/novelisscsf

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1UGDRPJLpMkqbtvPtH4hxG

Bandcamp: https://noveliss.bandcamp.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/novelissraps

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Noveliss

Dixon Hill:

Official Website: http://www.dixonhillbeats.com/

Instagram: @dixonhillbeats

Lisa Bianconi
Author: Lisa Bianconi

Editor of www.nohoartsdistrict.com