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Moses Sumney – Græ: part 1

(2020 - Jagjaguwar)

Sumney’s sumptuous new album is a hyper stylised intangible treat for the senses. After a series of EP’s and his first album in 2017 ‘Aromanticism’, the Ghanaian-Californian singer/songwriter/choreographer/director and multi-instrumentalist has moved from success to success, whilst continuing to evade categorisation.

Through the first part of the 20 track double album, Sumney orchestrates a fiery, unpredictable chamber of horns and strings. His effortless falsetto navigates poetic lyricism exploring love, mortality and identity politics; layering samples and percussion into a mounting force that crescendo's with flowing piano and trombone. Keep an eye out for part 2 coming in the next couple days!

- Ed