Out now, and taken from his forthcoming After a thousand years album, out later in the year on Far Out Recordings, is ‘Banana Peel’, the new single Brooklyn producer Jneiro Jarel.
It’s been a long road for Jarel, who had an ischemic stroke while living and working in Costa Rica, shortly after signing the deal with Far Out. Thanks to the generosity of his friends and fans, he was able to get special medical transport back to the United States to begin his treatment and recovery.
The track is a gorgeous mix of beats, Brazilian influence (taken from Jarel’s vast collection), Costa Rican folk and a splash of his own New Orleans Jazz, into something that swings as well as it wraps around you with its beats.
Check it out, here
|In 2018 Far Out Recordings signed a record deal with Brooklyn born, nomadic producer Jneiro Jarel. Having just put the finishing touches to the recordings, Jarel suffered an ischemic stroke while living and working in Costa Rica and his wife Indigo was forced to set up a crowd fund to cover special medical transport back to the states to receive treatment. The release was put on hold, but thanks to the generosity of friends and fans around the world, Jarel was able to get the care he needed and is now on the long road to recovery. We’re overjoyed to finally announce Jneiro Jarel’s new single Banana Peel (Cáscara de plátano) featuring Masauko Chipembere, from the forthcoming album After A Thousand Years.|
Throughout a career that has spanned over twenty years and seen collaborations with MF DOOM, Thom Yorke, Damon Albarn, BadBadNotGood, Portishead’s Beth Gibbons, Kimbra and Khujo Goodie (Dungeon Family), Jneiro Jarel’s consistently distinctive, forward thinking productions, as well as his love for the music of Brazil, made his partnership with Far Out a perfect fit.
|Recorded between New York, New Orleans, Miami and Costa Rica, After A Thousand Years features legendary multi-instrumentalist Bill Summers, famed for his work with Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones and Eddie Henderson. The album also features Malawian-American guitarist Masauko Chipembere who has worked with the likes of RZAfrom Wu-Tang Clan and Ladybug Mecca from Digable Planets.|
On lead single “Banana Peel”, Jarel’s outernational perspective makes for a track that is almost impossible to place geographically: you can hear the swing of Jarel’s native New Orleans jazz, the vibrance of Costa Rican rainforests as well as the influence of Jarel’s vast collection of Brazilian records.
“Banana Peel” will be released as a digital single on the 17th April 2020, ahead of Jneiro Jarel’s forthcoming album After A Thousand Years, later in the year.