Romare - Projections
Great dance music albums - albums that sound as good on headphones and home speakers as they do on club sound systems - aren’t easily made. Full lengths that thrill the head, heart and the feet with equal power are few and far between. Ninja Tune believe that Romare has made one. With the gripping shock of the new that announces the best records of the genre - from ‘Entroducing’ through ‘Blue Lines’ to ‘Ambient Classics’ - Romare has both a singular style and great deal to say with it. ‘Projections’ comes off like ‘Voodoo Ray’ reworked by DJ Shadow.
The songs on ‘Projections’ are homages to elements of American / African culture in the USA. Romare takes his name from Romare Bearden, the well-known cut & paste artist / collagist, applying similar techniques to music.
With his signing to Ninja Tune coming hot on the heels of his excellent 12”s on underground institution Black Acre and compilation inclusions by Tiga, Bonobo and Brownswood, the stage is set for Romare’s debut album.
180g heavyweight vinyl 2LP in white rough pop set sleeve with illustrated artwork and 5mm.
CD soft pack on reverse board.
Replicating Bearden’s collage technique Romare has created an eloquent pastiche to Bearden with his self made album art.For fans of Werkha, Mo Kolours, Andrés, Seven Davis Jr, Auntie Flo, Floating Points, Mr Beatnik, FunkinEven, Kyle Hall, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Clap Clap.
Romare will take up his own ‘Romare & Friends’ residency at Hackney’s Oslo in London for three months.