Released 26th May 2017
Second release from the label offers up broken rhythms, jacking grooves and deep spirituals. Hold Me explores lyricism within tight repetitious rhythm, on which saxophonist Tyrone Isaac-Stuart explores hook lines and story telling whilst bassist Jordan Christo maintains control over the low-end spectrum.
That He Man Of Hers melds jacking, upbeat tempo with romanticism and melancholy on top, with Louis Ktisti providing guitar accompaniment. One's Own Permanent Faith, on the other hand, provides for a moodier and more subdued spiritual dance rhythm, which warms one up before the spiritual explorations in Would You Tell Me About You. In this final track, the guitar rhythms provided by Jabriel AlSuhaimi and spiritual exorcism of the saxophone by Tyrone Isaac-Stuart present a different angle in the approach towards discovering the endless groove.
Written Simas Savickas
Produced by Arnheim
Alto Saxophone by Tyrone Isaac-Stuart (A1, B2) Guitar by Jabriel AlSuhaimi (B2)
Electric Guitar by Louis Ktisti (A2)
Electric Bass by Jordan Chriso (A1)
Recording Sessions Engineered by Ato Ayerra Published by Barbara’s Soul Body Music Manufactured by Well Tempered
Distributed by Unearthed Sounds
a1. Hold Me
a2. That He Man Of Hers
b1. One's Own Permanent Faith
b2. Would You Tell Me About You
Released 9th December 2016
Disco inflections and happiness-driven chanting begins this release. Off-placed rhythms call one to move. Listening and dancing, is what needed. Such need is further pursued in A2. Listen. Move.
‘Which Of The Waltzes’ explores layering of sounds and is driven by Shama Joseph’s spontaneous vocal improvisation. While the rhythm swings, the vocals and piano maintain the warm harmonies.
The final track is a broken rhythm expulsion. Snippets of vocals and deeply resonating piano hints to what ‘Which Of The Waltzes’ could have sounded if further experimentation in sonic reductionism would have taken place.
a1. Floras Of Autumn Street
a2. Our Lady Of Perpetual Dance
b1. Which Of The Waltzes (Vocals by Shama Joseph)
b2. Groups Of Fourths