Oakland's Mark E. Deutsch has been making odd DIY pop for quite some time now, either solo or as part of the R&B and hip-hop duo Jabari and Deutsch, and he's just released his latest album, Found Voice. Almost entirely self-recorded, it is the last album he'll release before the birth of his child.

Maybe it's the influence of impending fatherhood, but Deustch's music on Found Voice hits this odd balance of creating an aura of monumental importance from a bedroom, with a little bit of uneasy shakiness underlying it all. Listening to Found Voice, I'm feel that I'm living in time when artists created sample-based mega pop hits in the late '90s, but I'm experiencing something edgier and more precious made by a neighbor in Oakland. No shows until Deutsch gets the hang of parenting, so listen and download below.

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