Emma—Jean Thackray - Yellow
Emma—Jean Thackray - Yellow

Emma—Jean Thackray - Yellow

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We cannot contain our excitement on this one. She is the one.

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The debut album by Emma-Jean Thackray feels exactly like the sort of thing we’ve been longing for over the last 12 months: a transcendent, human, shared experience. Across its 49 minutes, Yellow draws glowing lines between ‘70s jazz fusion and P-Funk, the cosmic invocations of Sun Ra and Alice Coltrane, and the gorgeous orchestration of the Beach Boys.

+ Indie 2LP is Clear Vinyl.
+ Limited 12" x 24" full-colour, folded art prints while stocks last.

I wanted the whole thing to sound like a psychedelic trip,” explains Thackray. “You put on the first track, it takes you through this intense experience for almost an hour, and then you emerge on the other side transformed.” The result is an album that speaks the language of positivity, as rich lyrically as it is musically. You might best understand what Thackray does through reference to auteur figures like Brian Wilson or Madlib, who straddle instrumentation, arrangement and production in order to bring the sound in their head to fruition. As a composer, producer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ, Emma is just as at home working with the London Symphony Orchestra as she is hosting her show on Worldwide FM. Production credits and collaborations include the likes of Squid, Makaya McCraven, BLU and Pinty.

Artist: Emma—Jean Thackray
Label: Movementt
Catalogue: MVMTT04CD
Barcode: 5060263723431
Format: LP or CD
Release Date: 23rd July 2021
                           
"'Yellow' has the hallmarks of a record you might happen upon after hours of thumbing through miscellaneous LPs at a flea market, whose tonal poise and propensity for experimentation are too invigorating and interesting to keep to yourself. It’s a record best shared in the company of others; a record with which to build a community."
7/10
 
         

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