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Black Acre

Alfa Mist – Antiphon | 2018 Repress

$60.00

Black Acre

Alfa Mist – Antiphon | 2018 Repress

$60.00

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“Alfa Mist is laying himself bare on Antiphon. Based on an insightful conversation he and his brothers had about mental health and relationships, it feels like a record of firsts for this young British musician, once and for all freeing himself creatively to explore his jazz affinities. The first track "Keep On" clocks in at almost 11 minutes and truly feels like a defining piece, nearly anticipating this album's main sound and theme, and capturing a fitting snapshot of its essence. The mellow organ textures, enticing percussion work and melancholic saxophone leads are able to mesh perfectly, extracting natural beauty out of turbulent feelings of loneliness and depression. The song allows for plenty of improvisation but successfully avoids becoming meandering: instead, it feels as if every single note is absolutely essential to its complexion. It is a definite standout on a project of many highs, and, like its opener, so appears a vast majority of Antiphon: loose but focused, and an exercise of almost subtle yet intense catharsis…

… The record is assuredly abundant in highlights but does its trick even better when heard in its entirety. Antiphon captures a defining time for Alfa Mist both musically and personally, and represents a tremendous leap for this young promising artist. One can only hope it's only a sign of even better things to come. Perfect for a late listen, it sees him refine his craft while opening up artistic roads for him to hopefully explore even deeper.” – Sputnik Music


Item description:        

Artist:

Alfa Mist

Title:

Antiphon

Label:

Black Acre

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Repress

Pressing:

UK

Release Date:

This repress: 7th October 2018 | Original: 2017

Genre:

Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk / Soul

Style:

Contemporary Jazz

Catalog No:

ACRELP011

Condition:

New