In These Times: White Vinyl LP
Makaya McCraven

In These Times: White Vinyl LP

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Label: XL Recordings
Release Date: 23rd September

An extraordinary producer who brings such life to their beats, who can tell a story with samples and percussion, where repurposed sound plays with music recorded and documented in the moment. It's Makaya's signature sound and in it you get albums that deal with social themes that like to the past, present and future without the need to signpost. Teaming up with his regular collaborators of Jeff Parker, Junius Paul, Brandee Younger, Joel Ross, and Marquis Hill with the addition of a grand orchestra ensemble, we're expecting world moving sounds. Can't wait for this one.

For those who dig: International Anthem Recordings, of which he is alumni, old school and modern jazz coming together, Yussef Kamal, Shabaka Hutchings, Ill Considered...

n These Times is a collection of polytemporal compositions inspired as much by broader cultural struggles as McCraven’s personal experience as a product of a multinational, working class musician community. With contributions from over a dozen musicians and creative partners from his tight-knit circle of collaborators – including Jeff Parker, Junius Paul, Brandee Younger, Joel Ross, and Marquis Hill – the music was recorded in five different studios and four live performance spaces while McCraven engaged in extensive post-production work at home. Featuring orchestral, large ensemble arrangements interwoven with the signature “organic beat music” sound that’s become his signature, the album is an evolution and a milestone for McCraven, the producer. But moreover, it’s the strongest and clearest statement we’ve yet to hear from McCraven, the composer.

In These Times
The Fours
High Fives
Dream Another
This Place That Place
The Calling
Seventh String
So Ubuji
The Knew Untitled
The Title

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