Earlier this year Fold caught our attention with their stunning rework of Public Service Broadcasting’s ‘Theme From PSB’. A few weeks back, the Leeds based four piece released an EP of their very own, entitled Salvation.
Salvation sees a pairing of their unique musical stylings with the poetic lyricisms of Mr. Gee. This is a compelling collaboration of experimental downtempo, hip hop and trip hop grooves, smoothly and intricately incorporated around thought provoking politicized poetics; calling into question the behavior of politicians, the political system itself and the treatment and public perceptions of immigrants among other topics. Superlative in its entirety, Salvation is one of the most compelling and distinctive releases of the year, yet all records must have their standouts. In this case it is the title track, ‘Salvation’. A warm aural feast of soft drum rhythms, trip hop grooves and dubby layers, peppered with uplifting brass samples which are smoothly intertwined around Mr. Gee’s ponderous lyricisms. Marvelous stuff.
The EP is out on now on their own FoldFM label. Try the choice cuts out for size below, or pop over here and pick up a copy of the EP for yourself.