Tommaso Cappellato – Aforemention - Mental Groove Records
It's been ten years since Italian percussionist Tommaso Capellato released his debut album, the relatively traditional jazz-funk opus Originals. Aforemention, his fourth full-length, is an altogether more cosmic affair. It sees Cappellato combine his own loose-limbed drum work with intergalactic synths, space age Rhodes solos, copious amounts of delay and reverb, and electronic elements borrowed from futurist techno. There are occasional nods to out-there modern soul and R&B, but for the most part it's a loose, languid and thoroughly intergalactic romp through the furthest reaches of the jazz galaxy. It also includes a sublime slice of psychedelic exotica in the shape of ambient cut "Gentle Glide".
mixed by Donato Dozzy, mastered by Neel