Sydney - Ode to eSwatini

Format: LP
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Black Acre welcome Bristol’s Sydney for a fascinating new seven track mini album that fuses broken beats, deep house, hip hop and jazz and comes with a great backstory. Written after a trip home to Swaziland, now known as eSwatini, Sydney recorded the sound of life there after completing studies of sonic signatures and comparison of traditional instruments around the world. When there, the third generation Brownswood Future Bubbler artist hooked up with local man Ralph Smit who took him on some rich journeys and to meet amazing local musicians, all with the aim of making a body of work that used traditional worldly sounds in authentic new ways. The richly atmospheric tracks are spiritual, organic affairs with indigenous percussion, tumbling drums with spoken words that are beautifully earthy. Broken beats with drifting sax lines, lazy deep house and jazzy hip hop that oozes soul all feature and make this record a perfectly escapist and immersive listen.

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