Violet: Blue Vinyl LPKULP112DXB
Label: King Underground
Release Date: 14th October
An altogether darker and sinister funk on this, a sense of theatrical melancholy, a cinematic film-noir with a deep bass and a dream-like twinkle in the keys with horns blowing through the hefty sonic structures.
For those who dig: Psychedelic soul and funk. Alfa Mist, BBNG, Yussef Kamaal, Kokoroko...
New Robohands LP showcases the brilliant producer and
multi-instrumentalist through his most thought out and compelling
song writing, yet Andy Baxter AKA Robohands displays a new level of
sureness with an album that makes you never want to leave its world.
The collection of tunes touches on the full range of emotions, at times it's bold
and upbeat and other times it feels somber and heartbroken. It's tied together
with a throughline that keeps you wondering where the trip is heading next. It
builds anticipation through patience and layers that show themselves over time,
but its choices are direct and seem to know where they are going, while
maintaining and presenting an adventurous spirit. The multi-instrumentalist not
only brought in new tones and textures for this record but there are also stand-out
vocal performances on 2 of the tracks by singer, Aleh. Showing his ability to
arrange with new elements at play.