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Royce Wood Junior – The Ashen Tang (2015)

12-05-2015, 08:01
Music | Soul | Pop | Electronic

Royce Wood Junior – The Ashen Tang (2015)

Artist: Royce Wood Junior
Title Of Album: The Ashen Tang
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Adventures
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Soul
Format: Mp3
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 48:32 Min
Total Size: 117 Mb


01. Rememberance (Part I)
02. Midnight
03. Jodie (feat. Michael Macwoonald)
04. Clanky Love
05. Honeydripper
06. Stand
07. Bees
08. Nuther Bruther
09. Midas Palm
10. Twiggin’
11. Rememberance (Part II)
12. Stickin’

The Ashen Tang is a refreshingly modern album that nonetheless sounds like an instant classic, taking in myriad influences and sounds both new and old, from the infectious funk jams of Prince and Stevie Wonder and the simmering neo-soul of D’Angelo to the sparse, maverick beats of J Dilla and Flying Lotus and more, all spilling forth in Royce’s infectiously off-kilter, multi-layered production and that magnetic voice.

Whether it’s the fuzzed out wonky R&B of ‘Honeydripper’, special guest-featuring ‘Jodie’ and instant mood-lifter ‘Clanky Love’, the rich down-tempo beauty of the guitar (and heartstring) plucking ‘Midas Palm’ and stirring piano-led ‘Stand’, the almost-beatbox falsetto robofunk of ‘Twiggin’’ or the delicious wooziness of the ‘80s-tinged ‘Bees’, a distinct thread weaves through Royce Wood Junior’s twisted take on classic soul, pop and funk that holds each moment together. “I wanted this record to be a classic songwriter’s album,” he elaborates, “but presented with as broad a production pallet as possible. It’s a document of the bittersweet reality of being alive in the 2010s, and hopefully it evokes life’s failures and successes with all the embarrassment and humour that an Englishman can muster. All of the ashes and all of the tangs.”

Honing his talents with a stint in Jamie Woon’s band, Royce spent stolen midnight hours in the studio working on his debut solo EP Tonight Matthew (featuring tantalizing first single ‘Nuff’) before working with the likes of Ninja Tune’s Jono McCleery, Rosie Lowe, Kwabs and Denai Moore on their own material, co-writing Kwabs’ new single ‘Perfect Ruin’ and the title track on Denai’s forthcoming debut Elsewhere. His own Rover EP followed in late 2014, as did support from radio’s finest including Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Mary Anne Hobbs and Mistajam, and the likes of Nowness, i-D, Clash, Q, DIY, Pigeons and Planes and The Guardian.

A remarkably confident and multi-faceted debut from one of the UK’s best new artists, The Ashen Tang shows without doubt that the praise is justified, and there’s yet more to come.

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