EXETER’S Adam Gibbons has this absolute mastery of classic soul warmth, production, arrangement, truth, that would give Mark Ronson pause for thought.
Don’t believe me? Take a listen to “Wait For Me”, down below – and try to fail to be moved.
He’s been quietly working away down in the red sandstones of Devon and magicking up astonishing, straight-at-your-chest deep cuts over seven albums now.
His latest album, I’m Here Now, has been a hugely transatlantic operation, with Adam collaborating with a proper host of vocalists, lyricists and rappers, such as Jordan Stephens, Camila Recchio, Alyssa Marie, Ric Flo and Elliot Cole.
It takes in heart-aching torch song beauty, crisp rhyming, even swinging by a hip-twistin’ surf-soul instrumental for good measure.
And although I’m Here Now debuted in the world back in May, the pause at the pressing plants invoked by the virus and subsequent production pile-up meant the vinyl didn’t come out; until now.
Yep, now it’s finally available for us wax-heads and audophiles in a lovely gatefold heavyweight pressing over at Adam’s Bandcamp.
If you have any love of the groove, the break, the rhyme, then go have a listen; you can stream it there too. There’s those funny little silver things too we used to put in Discmans way back, if that’s also your vibe.
Visit Lack of Afro’s Bandcamp page here to pick up your copy.