For those of you that missed the wax and need a good ELM chillout - Released earlier this year on vinyl (twice sold out following an initial repress) but now seeing a CD and digital release, A Man With No Past Originating The Future has been a long time in the making. Recorded over the course of three years, the project originally started out as an ambient experiment but changed direction over the album's incubation.
That turn was prompted when Osunlade started working on the track "Eclipse" arguably the song in which his jazz-funk influences can be heard the most keenly. After I made that record I thought Okay, now it's going to be an album and not just a few songs. I focused on following through with more of an instrumental thing, similar to my Aquarian Moon album.
As a complete album, it's difficult to sum up its ambience; as overt as some of its influences at times are, it's also a completely unique listening experience, each track contained therein bearing Osunlade's unmistakable mark. His voice has a strong role to play, whether breathily harmonious "Quiet Departures" or subtly, mechanically manipulated "Human Being" it is as distinctive as ever, and lends a cohesive quality to the whole.
A Man With No Past Origination The Future is out on CD and download 16th June via Yoruba Records.