Album artwork for In These Times by Makaya McCraven
Album artwork for In These Times by Makaya McCraven

In 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.

Makaya McCraven

In These Times

XL
Album artwork for In These Times by Makaya McCraven
LP +

£24.99

White
Released 23/09/2022Catalogue Number

XL1271LPE

Album artwork for In These Times by Makaya McCraven
CD

£11.99

Released 23/09/2022Catalogue Number

XL1271CD

Album artwork for In These Times by Makaya McCraven
LP

£22.99

Black
Released 23/09/2022Catalogue Number

XL1271LP

Makaya McCraven

In These Times

XL
Album artwork for In These Times by Makaya McCraven
LP +

£24.99

White
Released 23/09/2022Catalogue Number

XL1271LPE

Album artwork for In These Times by Makaya McCraven
CD

£11.99

Released 23/09/2022Catalogue Number

XL1271CD

Album artwork for In These Times by Makaya McCraven
LP

£22.99

Black
Released 23/09/2022Catalogue Number

XL1271LP

In 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.