This nice and new Lack of Afro album was released yesterday. My personal favorites are « One for Bielski » and « The importannce of elsewhere ». It’s being released on Freestyle Records and should be available at any good record store near you.
Listen and evaluate HERE
In 2011, as well as collaborating on an album project with Eddie Roberts from The New Mastersounds, having also produced and played on the album, Colours by Freestyle label mates Frootful, Adam somehow found time to create what is, without doubt his strongest album yet: This Time.
A wide ranging and eclectic, progressive musical outlook has always been the Lack Of Afro approach, and on this collection the music pulls together several strands into a fantastic, homogenous journey with almost too many highlights to mention! Several top notch vocalists feature, Jake Morleys’ Holding My Breath with its moody minor key feel riding over an aggressive rhythm track is one tune that is bound to find favour on dance floors worldwide.
A Time For with Wayne Giddens’ smoky, falsetto voice is already gaining a reputation as Lack Of Afro’s most genuinely soulful composition ever, evoking as it does a mid 70’s sound that Curtis Mayfield or Marvin Gaye would have been rightly proud of. Already available as a 7 inch single, the amazing feedback to this beautiful song ensures it will certainly become renowned as a timeless classic. And don’t forget to check out the promo video for this wonderful single, something a little different which might put a smile on your face!
Fool is a track that echoes 1960s pop-soul of artists like Dusty Springfield, as Angeline Morrisons sweet voice rides over orchestral strings, whilst on The Importance Of Elsewhere Angeline displays fully deserved soul credentials and her contributions mark her out as a rising star in 2011.
With flavours of afrobeat on Contusions, the laid back far eastern tonality of Little Fugue, Def Jam Records star Wax rocking all over P.A.R.T.Y. alongside Herbal T, and a smattering of well rounded and grooving instrumentals like Lazy Lazurus, This Time is the Lack Of Afro album we have all been waiting for. Considered, soulful, contemporary yet retro, accomplished certainly and setting standards in modern music others will struggle to follow.
Tracklisting: 1. Prelude 2. Holding My Breath (feat. Jake Morley) 3. A Time For… (feat. Wayne Gidden) album version 4. Fool (feat. Angeline Morrison) 5. Contusions 6. What The Hell (feat. Wayne Gidden) 7. Little Fugue 8. One For Bielski 9. P.A.R.T.Y (feat. Wax & Herbal T) 10. The Importance Of Elsewhere (feat. Angeline Morrison) 11. Lazy Lazarus (3.56)