Jamire Williams introduces the world to ///// EFFECTUAL – the masterful avant-drumming album conceived, recorded, and produced across multiple planes of specific studio environments and percussive configurations.
Jamire’s solo strength is felt upon the first splash of a cymbal, yet Williams continues his rising path working recently with the coveted Herbie Hancock, innovator Robert Glasper, Tortoise treasure Jeff Parker, and the exploratory Carlos Niño who is credited as an essential producer here. ///// EFFECTUAL enlists Chassol, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and GB – all remain close colleagues with perfect appearances for this highly-nuanced solo debut on Leaving Records.
photography by Grace Oh
*total runtime: 39min
*features rapper/singer Zackey Force Funk, soul singer/producer I, Ced, and blossoming emcee Pink Siifu.
*art by Chris Hound
Devonwho’s Luz on Leaving is the Instrumental West Coast Beats full-length from influential Devon Fox. In 2009 he helped start bandcamp phenomenon Klipmode with Knxwledge, Mndsgn, and Suzi Analogue. Moving up and down the coast for a few years, Devon is now based in Los Angeles creating his most potent melodically-driven Synthesizer Beat Music to date. Predominately an instrumental showcasing of Devon’s production and synth-playing – a few friends join: rapper/singer Zacky Force Funk, soul singer/producer I, CED, and blossoming emcee Pink Siifu.
photo: Patti Miller
Surface to Air Missive is primarily the project of recorder player Taylor Ross from The American South. This Rock Band has destroyed The Rock Band in order to build a New Rock Band sourced from a Fake Classical / Neo-Baroque style. Recorders big and small multi-tracked atop atypical chord progressions with a strong sense of songwriting makes the most memorable magic that is “A V”.