Boomkat Product Review:
The 2nd album from South London's Mo Kolours is a breezy dream for the beatnuts and lovers of heavy, modern souljazz music, following on from 2014's much-loved, self-titled debut - described by The Guardian as "the best album Curtis Mayfield never made with A Tribe Called Quest and Lee Perry".
Affiliated with Tenderlonious' 22a label and more often Paul White's One-Handed Music, over the last few years Mo Kolours has been responsible for creating a warm, woozy world of downbeat vibrations drawing upon a worldly well of influence from Afro-Latin to Caribbean via his Mauritian heritage and beyond.
Texture Like Sun is as opiated and seductive as the title suggests, coursing nineteen succinctly sublime nuggets tripping between cute skits and dusty MPC knocks, enlivened with real room recordings and the one subtle constant; his own, hushed and comfortable croon, most poignantly so on a dubbed cover of the titular Stranglers' standard, and an aching version of The Isley Brothers' 'Harvest (For The World)'.
Put this in your pipe and smoke it.