Boomkat Product Review:
Emma-Jean Thackray reissues the long out of print ‘Ley Lines’ and ‘Walrus’ EPs on her label Movementt.
"As a musician, composer, singer, producer and DJ Emma wrote, recorded and played every note on the ‘Ley Lines’ EP. Originally released in 2018 in a limited run of 500 copies, which flew off the shelves and became an instant classic. ‘Ley Lines’ was championed by DJs including Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum and earned Emma- Jean Thackray a nomination for Breakthrough Artist Of The Year at Jazz FM Awards and Jazz Album Of The Year at WorldWide Awards in 2019. Originally self-released in 2016 and picked up by DJs such as Theo Parrish and Mr Scruff, ‘Walrus’ has achieved cult status among fans and shows the beginnings of Emma’s journey through her early experiments in fusing the brass-band sounds of her youth with psychedelic jazz grooves, establishing her trajectory as one of the most talented young musicians whose ambitions go far beyond narrow genre tags."