Cosmic jazz traveller Idris Ackamoor and his band The Pyramids will follow-up their 2016 album We Be All Africans with An Angel Fell, set for release via Strut Records on May 11th.
After forming in Paris in 1972 Ackamoor and The Pyramids recorded and independently released a trio of albums Lalibela (1973), King Of Kings (1974) and Birth / Speed / Merging (1976) before disbanding the following year.
Having reunited in 2011 the group signed to German label Disko B who released a new album, the freeform Otherworldly which quickly gained them a whole new legion of fans.
Recorded in a week at Malcolm Catto’s legendary Quatermass studios in London the new album said to be “one of the deepest, richest works yet from a band reaching their highest creative peak since the early ’70s.”
Speaking about the album via press release, the Ackamoor says: “The songs explore global themes that are important to me and to us all: the rise of catastrophic climate change and our lack of concern for our planet, loss of innocence and separation… but positive themes too, the healing power of music, collective action and the simple beauty of nature.”
You can hear the first glimpse with new single ‘Message To My People’, a potent mix of raw soul, powering spiritual jazz sounds with some mean guitar lines and a simple, yet powerful message.
We’re very much looking forward to hearing the rest of An Angel Fell when it drops in a few months.
Check out the artwork by Lewis Heriz and listen below.