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Review: Disaster Relief shares self-titled album for the people

Discover a new world, away from the one we’re in, by listening to Disaster Relief’s self-titled album.

Photo: Courtesy of the artist
Disaster Relief
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Disaster Relief, yes, it’s all within the name. Less than a month ago, a group of musical partners from Ann Harbor and Detroit got together to make an album to help people in distress, escape from their realities. Did it work? Well, it’s possible. I wouldn’t say that I fit the criteria, completely. However, I did get lost in the music for the duration of time it played.

Jazz is a style of music with the ability to speak to its listeners without the use of spoken language. In my opinion, when you are the kind of person who doesn’t mind listening to music without words, your imagination is wilder. As the music played, different scenarios popped into my mind.

The tracks were consistent in tempo, tone and composition. ‘January Junk’ could have been made for the original launch of the Arsenio Hall show. Discover a new world, away from the one we’re in, by listening to Disaster Relief’s self-titled album. There are nine tracks, ready to be devoured by you.


Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is part of the Complex Day Ones, an exclusive community to help make the Complex experiences even better.