Here it is the second EP from South Londoner Oscar Jerome.
Following his 2016 self-titled debut, the new release finds Jerome tackling issues like the arrogance of our Western culture and the inability of individuals to view their existence as something much more significant than their own egos.
Produced in part by Jerome, Wu-Lu and Maxwell Owin, the EP draws from his own spiritual, personal and ethical beliefs, as well as further illustrating his deep understanding of music. Jazz stylistics and off-kilter song structures pop up throughout the EP which features frequent collaborators Moses Boyd and Poppy Ajudha plus a new connection with South London poet and musician, James Massiah.
Jerome’s love of jazz comes to the fore on ‘Chromatic Descendants’ a track inspired by ‘Notes & Tones’, written by eccentric jazz drummer Art Taylor. The wandering guitar stylings on ‘‘Where Are Your Branches? Where Is Your Fruit?’ just need to be heard while closer ‘Smile On A Screen’ with its breakbeat hip-hop groove and spoken-word musings sees him steadily developing his sound, pushing further into new territories.
Five quality cuts offering maximum stimulation for the mind, body, and soul.
Definitely not one to be missed!
2. Chromatic Descendents
3. Where Are Your Branches? Where Is Your Fruit?
4. Baby Face
5. Smile On A Screen (feat. James Massiah)