Tom Skinner has announced a new album. The drummer, composer and producer will release ‘Voices of Bishara’, the first album under his own name, via International Anthem, Brownswood and Nonesuch Records. Check out the lead track, ‘Bishara’, below.
The song blends Nubya Garcia’s restless tenor sax notes and the intense twisting bass clarinet of Shabaka Hutchings. Kareem Dayes joins them on cello and Tom Herbert on bass, which creates a brooding underbelly. They weave together an exciting mix of sounds perfectly. The rumbling drums of Skinner frame the track’s production.
Skinner said in the press release, “I took a very liberal approach with the scissors and started going really hard into the edits between instruments. It breathed new life into the music. I was taking my cue from the great disco re-edits, people like Theo Parrish chopping up tunes and looping sections. I’m not a purist. I don’t want to get hung up on the past. It was really empowering to fuck it up a bit, to mess around with the music and see what happened. It felt right”
A man with his fingers in many pies, Skinner’s recent projects include The Smile’s, A Light For Attracting Attention with Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, and Undone: Live At the Crypt with Dave Okumu and Tom Herbert. He also lent his far-reaching talents to the new Beth Orton track.
Before its 4th November release, you can pre-order Voices of Bishara on Bandcamp. Check the tracklisting below.
Voices of Bishara Tracklisting:
2. Red 2
3. The Journey
4. The Day After Tomorrow
5. Voices (of the Past)
6. Quiet as it’s kept