Albums Of The Month - July 2019
A blissed out blend of funk, jazz and soul.
New Zealand born / Brisbane-raised / London-based ‘Are We Live’ crew member Jordan Rakei is singer-songwriter, producer and accomplished performer. This is his third album and it’s inspired by visions of a dystopian future as imagined by Charlie Brooker on Black Mirror, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and of course Twin Peaks. He’s worked with Loyle Carner, Terrace Martin, Richard Spaven and Nile Rodgers. Moving, shifting, swirling keyboards plus smooth soulful vocals. Easy beat-tripping swatches of sound. A slick production that’s warm and meticulous and sparking. Sounds augment and showcase the lush vocals.
LP+ - Rough Trade Exclusive to 300 Copies on 180 Gram Blue Vinyl. With Download.
LP++ - Indie Shops Exclusive on 180 Gram Clear Vinyl with Download.
LP - 180 Gram Black Vinyl with Download.
CD - Softpack.