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Morning Mari* Album of the Week 23-26 April ‐ Worldwide FM
  • Morning Mari* Album of the Week 23-26 April

    Elliot Galvin – Modern Times [Edition Records] Morning Mari*‘s album of the week for this week is Elliot Galvin‘s ‘Modern Times’ out on the 19th of April, on Edition Records. Modern Times is the third album from the British creative spirit Elliot Galvin. If his previous trio album, The Influencing Machine was a more involved…

    Elliot Galvin – Modern Times [Edition Records]

    Morning Mari*‘s album of the week for this week is Elliot Galvin‘s ‘Modern Times’ out on the 19th of April, on Edition Records.

    Modern Times is the third album from the British creative spirit Elliot Galvin. If his previous trio album, The Influencing Machine was a more involved and produced album, then Modern Times completely redresses the balance. This is an album so immediate and instantaneous, it takes the same time to listen to as it did to make. Primarily produced for vinyl, each side was recorded in one complete​ ​sitting​,​ with no break in between tracks, recorded direct to vinyl. As Elliot explains:​ ‘I had been making music with a lot of electronic instruments and becoming a bit disengaged with making acoustic music. Then I saw a solo piano concert by Jason Moran when I was in Montreux and I was so inspired. It reminded me why I loved making jazz and acoustic music. It was so immediate and human. I wanted to make a record like this. I remember a chat I had a while back with a friend of mine Jorg who mentioned he was putting together this studio where you could record direct to vinyl and it seemed like the perfect way to capture a totally acoustic record”.

    Recorded in a purpose built studio in Haarlem, Netherlands on top of the largest vinyl pressing plant in Europe,​ ​this process pre-dates even traditional recording techniques onto tape – there are no fixes, no mixing, nor mastering. What you hear is what was played. It’s deeply honest and the most accurate representation of how these three musicians sound as a group. For a musician as innovative, creative and spirited as Elliot Galvin, it is refreshing and liberating. A reminder that music making, in a digital age, does not have to succumb to modern ways of warping and manipulating sound. To approach this album though, with music of such inventiveness and modernism makes the whole experience even more powerful. As Elliot continues: ​‘I think it captures our musical soul. It kind of reminded me of how some native Americans used to believe having their pictures taken would steal their soul, and in a way I think we did this to our own shared musical soul by recording in this way. There are things you learn making an album like this, about yourself and each other. You are presenting ‘you’, there’s nowhere to hide, making music with people you trust deeply is very important and it’s even more important when making music like this. Me, Tom and Corrie have built up a really deep musical relationship over the years of playing together, and I think this is very present on this record’.

    The album is called ​Modern Times ​for a number of reasons. ‘Modern’ comes from the Latin, meaning right now. Which is exactly what we captured on this record and how it was made, in that moment in time. ​‘It’s also a reference to the times we live in’​, as Elliot says, ​‘We live in the time of recorded music, and in a time when it is sometimes overproduced and treated as a disposable commodity it felt like an act of rebellion to go back to a very traditional way of making music. Not making a series of single tracks, but a whole album to sit down and listen to. Reminding ourselves that it’s magic, capturing a sound, a moment forever. Finally it’s a slight nod to the Charlie Chaplin film of the same name. That film was a reaction to a changing, industrialised, modern world, and in a way this album is a reaction to the changing computerised, digital world we live in today. Making something analogue as a quiet form of protest”.

    Modern Times is yet another confirmation of a musician who is able to play with real adventurousness and inventiveness. He has created a unique identity as one of the foremost European pianists and improvisors. He challenges himself, never allowing himself to sit on his laurels, inspires the musicians who play with him and pushes the boundaries of what we’ve come to know as contemporary Jazz. It’s unpredictable, inventive, but above all, it’s brilliant.

    Elliot Galvin is growing a formidable reputation: with Modern Times taking flight, a wave of international acclaim and plaudits for The Influencing Machine (including being named by Downbeat and Jazzwise as one of the best albums of 2018) and growing international audiences. He also has a solo piano album planned and recorded, Live in Paris at Fondation Louis Vuitton, due in early 2020. His output is prolific yet remains of the highest quality. There’s no stopping his endlessly creative spirit and his carving out of a career of deep foundation and longevity.

    You can catch Elliot Galvin Trio’s album launch concert at The Brunel Museum Tunnel Shaft, on the 15th of May,

    Tracklist:

    01. Ghosts 4.25
    02. Mr. Monk 5.17
    03. Cat and Mouse 4.01
    04. Shadows 3.55
    05. Fountainhead 3.22
    06. Change 3.52
    07. Jackfruit 4.19
    08. Gold Shovel 6.10
    09. Into the Dark 3.13
    10. To the Moon 3.08

    Credits:

    Elliot Galvin ​piano
    Tom McCredie ​double bass
    Corrie Dick ​drums

    All music by Elliot Galvin
    Produced by Jorg Mohaupt

    Recorded at Artone Studio
    Recorded by Rinus Hooning and Martijn Schouten
    Mastered by Rinus Hooning

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  • Unfold: Japan with Asahi Super Dry

    Unfold: Japan is a celebration of the many innovative strands of Japanese club culture with Asahi Super Dry beer. Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy will be unfolding a different sound across four shows, with expert guests dropping in for interviews, live sessions and DJ sets. The four radio shows run in conjunction with an event series of…

    Unfold: Japan is a celebration of the many innovative strands of Japanese club culture with Asahi Super Dry beer.

    Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy will be unfolding a different sound across four shows, with expert guests dropping in for interviews, live sessions and DJ sets. The four radio shows run in conjunction with an event series of the same name, curated by CRACK Magazine and Asahi Super Dry. Each show will be followed a week later by an event celebrating the same sounds with a specially curated lineup of DJs from Japan and the UK.

    Find out more about a party near you and see below for the full radio schedule:

    Episode 1: Techno – 23rd April //
    Episode 2: D&B/Dubstep – 3rd May //
    Episode 3: Footwork – 17th May //
    Episode 4: Leftfield Disco – 31st May //

    All shows are broadcast 13.00 – 15.00 BST and 21.00 – 23.00 JST.

     

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  • Morning Mari* Album of the Week 15-19 April

    Mark de Clive-Lowe – Heritage I & II [Ropeadope Records] Morning Mari* chooses two albums for the week by Mark de Clive-Lowe, Heritage I and II out on Ropeadope Records, out consecutively on the 9th of February and on the 5th of April, 2019. Heritage Heritage was recorded live at LA’s Blue Whale jazz club over…

    Mark de Clive-Lowe – Heritage I & II [Ropeadope Records]

    Morning Mari* chooses two albums for the week by Mark de Clive-Lowe, Heritage I and II out on Ropeadope Records, out consecutively on the 9th of February and on the 5th of April, 2019.

    Heritage

    Heritage was recorded live at LA’s Blue Whale jazz club over three nights, as well as one day in a North Hollywood studio. Exactly where the live recording stops and the studio recording starts is all but impossible tell with de Clive-Lowe editing the material to purposely blur that line.

    “The way I incorporate technology is always live – capturing and manipulating moments as they happen in real time – so this record was never about post-production, how you hear it on the album is how it happens live on stage.”

    The music reflects his own experiences in Japan (“Memories of Nanzenji” recollecting his visit to the historic Kyoto temple and gardens), the samurai warrior code (“Bushidō” – “The Way of the Warrior”), childhood folk songs (“Akatombo” – an arrangement of a traditional melody as ubiquitous to Japanese people as Twinkle Twinkle is in the west) and more.

    On Heritage, de Clive-Lowe is joined by a cast of world class musicians: Josh Johnson (Leon Bridges/Esperanza Spalding), Teodross Avery (Talib Kweli/Mos Def), Brandon Eugene Owens (Terrace Martin/Robert Glasper), Brandon Combs (Moses Sumney/Iman Omari) and Carlos Niño (Build An Ark/Lifeforce Trio) – who all contribute stellar performances in support of de Clive-Lowe’s music.

    “These are not only my favorite musicians, but my friends, and that they were all able to be part of this project really means a lot to me. They’re all such incredible musicians, and no one brings any ego to the table – that’s one key thing that makes it possible to explore this music with a real sense of vulnerability and honesty.”

    Heritage is the first in a two part project. Heritage II will be unveiled in April 2019. Original album artwork is by Japanese painter Tokio Aoyama.


    Heritage II

    Heritage II captures the essence of childhood folk-tales (Ryūgū-jō – The Dragon Palace – immortalised in the story of Urashima Taro), Buddhist myths (Shitennō – a broken-beat riding composition born from de Clive-Lowe’s learning of the identical scales used in both Ethiopian and Japanese traditional music – “these musical building blocks, or Dna, of traditional melodies and harmonies in Ethiopia and Japan are literally identical. Not approximately, but exactly. Understanding this helped me conclude that a common musical language traveled the old world Silk Road as much as trade, commerce, customs and learning knowledge. This is inspired by that idea and imagining a whole new world which it all leads to.”

    On Heritage II, de Clive-Lowe is joined by a cast of world-class musicians: Josh Johnson (Leon Bridges/Esperanza Spalding), Teodross Avery (Talib Kweli/Mos Def), Brandon Eugene Owens (Terrace Martin/Robert Glasper), Brandon Combs (Moses Sumney/Iman Omari), Carlos Ninńo (Build An Ark/Lifeforce Trio) and Tylana Enomoto (Kamasi Washington/Bonobo) – who all contribute stellar performances in support of de Clive-Lowe’s music.

    Heritage II is the partner album to Heritage. The Album’s original artwork by Tokio Aoyama depicts Bon Odori – a summer festival dance under the night-time sky – surreally all happening inside de Clive-Lowe’s grand piano.

    Tracklist:

    Heritage

    1. The Offering
    2. Bushidō 1
    3. Memories of Nanzenji
    4. Mizugaki
    5. Akatombo
    6. Niten-Ichi
    7. Asa no Yume

    Heritage II

    1. O-Edo Nihonbashi
    2. Bushidō II
    3. Ryūgū-jō
    4. Isan
    5. Shitennō
    6. Mizugaki (reprise)
    7. The Silk Road
    8. Mirai no Rekishi

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  • Worldwide Playlist April Additions

    Our April Worldwide FM playlist is now live, you can listen to the best curated music on-air and also on-the-go on your preferred device. Handpicked by WWFM staff, we will regularly update the playlist with a selection of the finest music across the station, and you’ll hear these tracks throughout the day and evening. The…

    Our April Worldwide FM playlist is now live, you can listen to the best curated music on-air and also on-the-go on your preferred device. Handpicked by WWFM staff, we will regularly update the playlist with a selection of the finest music across the station, and you’ll hear these tracks throughout the day and evening.

    The April additions to the playlist are listed below and the full playlist is available to listen to and follow via Spotify, Soundcloud and Apple Music.

    9th Creation – Let It Shine [Past Due Records]
    Àbáse – Sambo (feat. Stevo Atambire) [Self Released]
    African Vibration – Hinde [Soundway]
    Ahmed Ag Kaedy – Akaline Kidal [Sahel Sounds]
    Alaskaalaska – Moon [Marathon]
    Alfa Mist – Retainer [Black Acre]
    Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of Joy – Allema Timba (Vocal) [Philophon]
    Angel Bat Dawid – Black Family [International Anthem]
    Ariwo – El Alacran [Manana]
    Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Saturday Morning [Pi]
    Assassin Madlib Freddie Gibbs – Bandana [Madlib Invazion]
    B. Cool-Aid – syruphands [Bandcamp]
    beatbaby – Sweet One [Self Released]
    Black Flower – Hora de Aksum [Self Released]
    Black Pumas – Black Moon Rising [Colemine US]
    Blick Bassy – Woñi [No Format]
    Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – Fall In Love [Mochilla]
    Carmen Lundy – Have A Little Faith [Afrasia Productions]
    Carpenters – We’ve Only Just Begun (The Reflex Revision) [The Reflex]
    Charles Earland – Intergalactic Love Song [Mercury]
    Chassol – Ultrathéka [Tricatel]
    Chick Corea & Return To Forever – Captain Marvel [Elenco]
    Clever Austin – Catapult Ft Laneus [Touching Bass]
    Coke Escovedo – (Runaway) I Wouldn’t Change a Thing [Mercury]
    Comet Is Coming – Birth Of Creation [Impulse!]
    Connie Constance – Blooming In Solitude [AMF]
    Cro-Magnon – Big Ship [Jazzy Sport]
    D’monK – Lodidodi [Trees And Trax]
    Da Lata – Asking Eyes Da Lata [Agogo]
    Devin Morrison – Guaranteed Feat Ace Hashimoto [Bandcamp]
    DJ Jenifa – Trainfilters2 [Self Released]
    DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson – Poussent Les Ailes [Hot Casa]
    Dona Onete – Festa do Tubarão [Mais Um Discos]
    Downloads – Therapy
    Dreamcast & ZDBT – Take A Chance (On Love) [Specials Worldwide]
    Dufresne – Get Up Galaxy [Brownswood]
    Ekiti Sound – Ase [Crammed Discs]
    Elsa Hewitt – That Thing [EHR]
    Ezra Collective – What Am I To Do? ft. Loyle Carner [Enter The Jungle]
    FaltyDL – Ill Bent Benny Ill Remix [Blueberry]
    Grace Ives – Mirror [Dots Per Inch Music]
    Grooveman Spot – Irina [Jazzy Sport]
    Guts – Kenke Corner [Heavenly Sweetness]
    Harold Melvin – The Love I Lost (Dimitri From Paris Disco Blend) [BBE]
    Harriet Tubman – Prototaxite [Early Future]
    HMD – Good Yute [Big People Music]
    Iman Houssein – Homie Lover Freak [Self Released]
    Ishmael Ensemble – Full Circle Ft Hoysseus Fly [Severn Songs]
    Ivan Conti – Aroeira [Far Out]
    Jeff Blank – Second [Dead Bison]
    Jeremy Hyman – Slide [Future Times]
    Jimi Bazzouka – Angry Hands [CROWDSPACER]
    Jitwam. – Busstop [Tartelet]
    JJ Whitefield – 14-08 [Kryptox]
    Johnny Kafta Anti-Vegetarian Orchestra – Bedo’s Lullaby [Discrepant]
    June Chikuma – Climb-Down [Freedom to Spend]
    Karl Hector and The Mal – Hymnin 5 [Now Again]
    Kayla Painter – Through the Forest [Drawstring]
    Kelly Moran – Autowave [Warp]
    Khshathra – Into Your Soul (Karima F’s You’re Terrific When You’re Drunk Remix) [Sensible Seelen]
    Kiddus – Vapid Me [tenwest]
    KINK GONG – Ar Mir Sanq Paq Aq Lim [Discrepant]
    Kinkai – Wavy Jones Locker[LousyLyrics]
    Known Shaz – Together [Raw Tapes]
    KUTMAH – AnalogCadillac [Self Released]
    Labelle – Playing at The End Of The Universe [Infiné]
    Lazy H – Too Far From The Oasis [Stereoptico]
    Letherette – Chains [Wulf]
    Little Simz – Sherbert Sunset [Age101]
    Mangabey – Just Luv Machine [Toy Tonics]
    Marc Mac – Bruda Fela [Cooperative]
    Mark De Clive-Lowe – O Edo Nihonbashi [Ropeadope]
    Mark E – M54 [Unreleased]
    Mark Hollis – The Daily Planet [Polydor]
    Martyn – Recon [3024]
    Michael White – The Blessing Song (Jonny MIller’s 360 Edit) [Unreleased]
    Momus – 3 [White]
    Murlo – Goodbyes [White Peach]
    Nathan Melja – Angels [Antinote]
    Nebraska – Disco Dub [Friends & Relations]
    Neil Cowley & Ben Lukas Boysen – A Sketch Of You [Unreleased]
    Nicholas Britell – Mama Gets To Puerto Rico [Lakeshore]
    Nicola Conte & Gianluca Petrella – Imani River [Schema]
    Nite-Liters – K-Jee [RCA]
    Obongjayar – Frens [Self Released]
    Paloma Wendel – Mawataneres [Bandcamp DL]
    Pedro – Faces Sob O Sol [Wolf Music]
    Phresoul – Sphere Alliance [White]
    Poppy Ackroyd – The Calm Before (Daisuke Tanabe Remix) [One Little Indian]
    PSwuave – Breaking the Bank [Self Released]
    Quantic – Atlantic Oscillations [True Thoughts]
    Reginald Omas Mamode IV – In Search Of Balance [Five Easy Pieces]
    Rick Wilhite – Sonar Funk [Mahogani Music]
    Ronin Arkestra – A Love Surpreme [Albert’s Favourites]
    Roy Ayers – Everytime I See You [Columbia]
    SABA ALIZADEH – Dream [Karlrecords]
    Salaam Remi & Terrace Martin – Carrot Juice [Flying Buddha]
    Salami Rose Joe Louis – I Miss You So [Hot Record Société]
    Santiago Córdoba – La Danza Del Panuelo [Sounds and Colours]
    Sarah Tandy – Nursery Rhyme [Jazz Re:Freshed]
    Sarathy Korwar – Bol [Leaf]
    Shafiq Husayn – Mrs Crabtree ft Erykah Badu [Eglo]
    Skinny Pelembe – No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish [Brownswood]
    Smino – Tequila Mockingbird [Zero Fatigue LLC]
    Snarky Puppy – Xavi [Ropeadope]
    Solange – Time (Is) [Columbia]
    Space Cats – Something New [Rejoice]
    Stevie Wonder – Jesus Children Of America [Tamla]
    Sticks & Co Feat Jaki Graham – Jazz Dancing [Super Disco Edits]
    Tarisai – Zone 1 [Confirmed Classics]
    Ted Jasper – Back For More [Au Contraire]
    Teddy Pendergrass – Close The Door [Columbia]
    The Cinematic Orchestra – Lessons [Ninja Tune]
    The Digitarians – Alien Girl Ft. Monica Blaire [Unreleased]
    The Polyversal Souls – Addis Abeba Bete [Philophon]
    Torbjorn Pangborn & Feel Life Orchestra – Feel Life [Unreleased]
    Vibration Black Finger – Sweet Nothing [Enid]
    Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano – You [RVNG Intl.]
    Wilma Vritra – Caught In The Act [Bad Taste]
    Woody Shaw – Everytime I See You [Columbia]
    World Series – Try It Out [SRT]
    Ziminino – Intermitência [International Black]
    Zoe’s Shanghai – Two To Tango [Bandcamp]

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  • Morning Mari* Album of the Week: 8-12 April

    HANIA RANI – ESJA [GONDWANA RECORDS] Morning Mari*‘s album of the week for this week is Hania Rani‘s “Esja” out on Gondwana Records on the 5th of April. You can hear this album throughout the week on Ambient Morning with Ceylan. “I think I am the same as an artist and as a person. Music is…

    HANIA RANI – ESJA [GONDWANA RECORDS]

    Morning Mari*‘s album of the week for this week is Hania Rani‘s “Esja” out on Gondwana Records on the 5th of April. You can hear this album throughout the week on Ambient Morning with Ceylan.

    “I think I am the same as an artist and as a person. Music is my way of communication and I see the art, the music as a whole thing, with no borders, divisions, or even genres.”

    Hania Rani is a pianist, composer and musician who splits her life between Warsaw, where she makes her home, and Berlin where she studied and often works. She has written for strings, piano, voice and electronics and has collaborated with the likes of Christian Löffler, Dobrawa Czocher and Hior Chronik, and released an album with her Polish group tęskno last year.

    She has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in Europe -from the National Philharmony in Warsaw, to Funkhaus in Berlin,to The Roundhouse in London (where she made her debut at the Gondwana 10th anniversary festival last October) and at festivals such as Open’er, Scope Festival and Eurosonic. Her compositions for solo piano were born out of a fascination with the piano as an instrument, and her desire to interpret its sound and harmonic possibilities in their entirety and in her own way.

    Esja is her debut solo album and for Rani it is her first, real, personal statement as an artist. “No hiding behind the “collaborations” or “projects” anymore. For the very first time, finally -just me, as I am”. Recorded at Rani’s apartment in Warsaw (the piano room has a beautiful reverb and the space has become part art studio and part sound laboratory for Rani) and at her friend Bergur Þórisson’s studio in Reykjavik, Esja is a series of beautiful melodic vignettes. Sensual, sensitive, rhythmic, atmospheric, free but harmonious, beguiling and hypnotic, collectively they project a sense of unlimited space and time.

    Originally,Rani hadn’t planned to release a solo piano album at all.“I would like to be considered first of all as a composer of music -so not being limited to any instrument or voice or whatever. The solo album came when I went to Reykjavik, where I wrote some new songs instantly while in the studio, so they were almost improvised compositions. It was then that I decided to release an unadorned solo piano album -telling a lot about my musical roots, which are definitely in this instrument. But it’s also just a small prelude of all the music that I want to share in the future”.

    Rani grew up in Gdansk with her parents (a doctor and architect)and surrounded by music and films. Initially inspired to study classical music, she was introduced to jazz and electronics at music school, widening her interests and as she puts it,“mixing Chopin & Schostakovitch with Dave Brubeck and Moderat”.

    Other inspirations include composers such as Max Richter, Esbjorn Svensson, Miles Davis, Nils Frahm, Murcof, Portico Quartet, Radiohead and even The Beatles.“It’s what connects all these artists that inspires me, their special approach to music and sound. For me they have big hearts and huge minds.”But Rani’s inspirations aren’t just musical, she has drawn inspiration from places she has lived and visited. “It’s about the feeling, the general atmosphere, sometimes about memories. Moving to Berlin (where you have the freedom to be yourself), exploring Iceland and the wild mountains in Bieszczady, South-East Poland, all changed me as a person, so I guess, also affected me as an artist.”And inspiration comes too from visual arts. Her father was an architect and the arts remain hugely important to Rani. “I find that what really inspires my music is not the music, but all the other things. I take inspiration for the form of my own pieces from architecture and design. Then I translate this “foreign” language, to my own music and the outcome is way more interesting for me than just getting it from the music.

    Indeed, for Rani it is often an image or a colour that comes first, what she calls a sound image. “I can really feel the colours, the mood -just like with photography. If the image is strong enough, sounds come along very quickly, trying to build the right image stuck in my head. The music fills the space, the music brings the new worlds, new spaces.One such inspiration was the collage artist Anthony Zinonos whose artwork adorns the cover of Esja and whose work Hania first found when she was working on the music that would become this album.“I really like the mix of colours and minimalistic style which perfectly describe me as a person and as an artist. I am really in love with his sense of humour and rare ability to match pure shapes with energetic colours and mood”.

    Beautifully sculpted, Esja opens with the gorgeous Eden, which features a chorus full of warmth and grace. Sun is inspired by the sensation of the warmth of the sun, but also by the feeling of being small in the face of the universe. Hawaii Oslo takes its name from the film of the same name, but is inspired by the contrast ofmood and location, always changing as you listen. Biesy is named for the Bieszczady Mountains and a memory of driving in Bieszczady’s forests and twisted roads with friends. The wistful, charming, Luka, is a love song written for someone who affected Rani’s music profoundly.

    The shimmering Glass is named for its fragility, but also for its many colours, like glass caught in the light. Today it Came is the only song from the album recorded on a grand piano (belonging to Olafur Arnalds in his studio in Reykjavik). Inspired by the piano, Rani wrote a simple, beautiful tune, and when asked what the song was, she replied “it came today” and that became the title of a memorable piece. Finally, Esja is the named by the mountain in south-west Iceland (which can be seen from almost everywhere in Reykjavik)and because of constant changes to the weather there, it always looks different. It therefore became the perfect title for one of her favourite pieces, one that sounds different every time she performs it. And in turn it became the perfect title for her debut album. A powerful, entrancing statement that offers new delights and new insights on every listen and announces Hani Rani as a major new artist.

    You can also listen back to last week’s Gondwana Records show with Matthew Halsall and Hania Rani.

    Tracklist:

    1. Eden
    2. Sun
    3. Hawaii Oslo
    4. Pour Trois
    5. Biesy
    6. Luka
    7. Glass
    8. Today It Came
    9. Esja
    10. Now, Run

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  • Morning Mari* Album of the Week 1-5 April

    CLEVER AUSTIN – PAREIDOLIA [TOUCHING BASS / WONDERCORE ISLAND] Morning Mari*‘s album of the week for this week is Clever Austin‘s ‘Pareidolia’ out on Touching Bass on the 15th of March. You can hear this album throughout the week on Ambient Morning with Ceylan. London’s Touching Bass are excited to be collaborating with Melbourne’s Wondercore…

    CLEVER AUSTIN – PAREIDOLIA [TOUCHING BASS / WONDERCORE ISLAND]

    Morning Mari*‘s album of the week for this week is Clever Austin‘sPareidolia’ out on Touching Bass on the 15th of March. You can hear this album throughout the week on Ambient Morning with Ceylan.

    London’s Touching Bass are excited to be collaborating with Melbourne’s Wondercore Island to present ‘Pareidolia’ — the ​debut album from self-taught, multi-instrumentalist producer and Hiatus Kaiyote drummer, Clever Austin​ (aka Perrin Moss).

    Born near the Blue Mountains in Australia and originally a hip-hop producer, Moss counts some of the world’s most acclaimed drummers and producers as his fans ​(Questlove, Pharrell Williams, Erykah Badu, Chris Daddy Dave, Flying Lotus)​.

    Much like his ​Grammy-nominated work for HK​, ​Pareidolia​ is a genre-bending sonic and emotive pilgrimage with virtuosic, percussive groove at its core. Conceived via countless nights in his home studio, it dreamily roams across 16 tracks which slowly unravel with the cinematic feel of a movie; all mixed and self-produced over a period of three years.

    Guest appearances are spontaneous, late night drop-ins, cross town musical crossovers and moments of respect paid to established and emerging innovators. Touching Bass are proud to be the first UK label to introduce the mesmeric talents of Texas native, ​Jon Bap​ on first single “Blue Tongue”.

    Elsewhere, fresh from her well-received 2018 release on ​Brainfeeder​, ​Georgia Anne Muldrow​ blesses “You Are All You Need” with her mercurial voice. Closer to home, ​Cazeaux O.S.L.O​’s baritone spoken word grounds “Mothership Strip” and Brisbane-born multidisciplinary artist, Laneous​ (aka Lachlan Mitchell) croons on “Catapult”.

    As with most organic collaborations, the label connection was a result of sheer serendipity. Touching Bass founder, Errol, has been following Clever Austin and the Wondercore Island mixtape series since 2013. But it took until 2018 — during their debut Australia/Japan tour — for him and Alex Rita to make their own way to Melbourne.

    One night, following on from a Touching Bass event, the pair got involved in a late night jam session at Clever Austin’s studio with ​Lori, Silent Jay ​and​ Mandarin Dreams’ Kuzich​. “We were all bigging up and sharing music made by friends in our respective homelands but when Perrin started playing his own project, everyone was just in silence. He’d crafted something that was equal parts peculiar, innovative and so beautiful that it brought us to tears. That’s when we knew it was special.”

    Pareidolia further cements a trans-global cultural exchange between the soulful sounds emanating from Melbourne and London.

    Also, don’t miss the Clever Austin show on Thursday at 1PM (BST).

    Tracklist:

    Digital:
    1. Mist
    2. Unipvich
    3. Speckle
    4. Blue Tongue (ft. Jon Bap)
    5. Planet Viewing
    6. Speckle Pt.2
    7. Dime Head
    8. Doves
    9. Catapult (ft. Laneous)
    10. Hedgehog
    11. Mothership Strip (ft. CAZEAUX O.S.L.O.)
    12. Ark
    13. Higher Plains
    14. You Are All You Need (ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow)
    15. Sazeq
    16. Utopia

    Physical:
    1. Mist
    2. Unipvich
    3. Speckle
    4. Blue Tongue (ft. Jon Bap)
    5. Speckle Pt.2
    6. Dime Head
    7. Doves
    8. Catapult (ft. Laneous)
    9. Mothership Strip (ft. CAZEAUX O.S.L.O.)
    10. Ark
    11. Higher Plains
    12. You Are All You Need (ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow)
    13. Utopia

    Credits:
    All compositions written, arranged and mixed by Perrin Moss with help from the following friends (tracks refer to digital tracklisting):
    Alejandro Abapo — saxophone (3)
    Simon Mavin — upright piano (11)
    Jimmy Bowman — trombone (11)
    Taylor Crawford — frello (12, 16)
    Tom Mansfield — electric guitar (13)
    Paul Bender — acoustic guitar (13)

    Mastered by Dan Elleson
    Cover Painting — Judi Moss
    Art Direction — Errol Anderson, Alex Rita
    Executive Producer(s) — Si Jay Gould, Alex Rita, Errol Anderson

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