Boomkat Product Review:
Sublime sophomore album from UK’s Leon Vynehall emulating the course of a night on the tiles and inspired by the mating rituals of our feathered friends.
For Vynehall’s first outing on Running Back, he’s rustled up some of his deepest, dopest material after noting the similarities between the mating rituals of birds of paradise on a National Geographic programme called Designed to Dance, and the “way strangers try to attract one another in clubs and interact on the dancefloor.”
Thus ensues an optimistic sequence of eight colourfully-plumed dance tracks drawing on jazz-soul, boogie, and deep house knitted together with Afro-latin and tribal drums under canopies of bright bird calls and sampled instrumentation.
If you wanna get right down to it, check for the richly sensual syncopation of Beau Sovereign with its cooing female vox, or the the mix of primal groove and debonaire jazz keys swept up with lush strings in Blush.
Safe to assume this is gonna be massive...