Jordan Rakei Origin Both LPs include a download code. The third full length album from Jordan Rakei. Soulful, intimate and expansive all at once, Jordan Rakei’s third album, “Origin”, cuts straight to the point, in every sense of the word. The melodies are brighter, the sound is bigger and the vision behind it more finely-tuned. Switching up from the highly personal and intimate portrait he painted with 2017’s “Wallflower”, which was a way of grappling with his experience of anxiety and introversion, “Origin” is overtly inspired by dystopian visions of our future - notably Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. “I’m worried that we’re losing a sense of connection,” explains Jordan, with many of the album lyrics exploring technological growth, and how it affects our sense of humanity. For example, new single ‘Say Something’ is “about speaking up for what you believe in”, a call to arms for future humans to stand up against the AI systems which govern a now-dystopian world. It follows recent single ‘Mind’s Eye’, which envisions a future world where malfunctioning tech implanted in the human body has flooded the users mind with projections of chaos. He meditates daily, something he adopted partly in response to his issues with anxiety, and something which has shaped his worldview and informed his writing and production process. Ninja Tune CD | LP
Jordan Rakei / Alfa Mist Wind Parade / Galaxy JORDAN RAKEI – WINDPARADE A soul-rooted alternative R&B artist who sings, writes, produces, and plays keyboards, Australian Jordan Rakei debuted in 2013 with Franklin's Room, a self-released six-track EP. A remarkably mature set, it displayed the ease with which Rakei can switch from classic soul ballads to reggae grooves. This is Jordan’s version of the iconic WindParade by Donald Byrd. ALFA MIST - GALAXY Jazz-inspired urban soundscapes from one of East London’s moodiest new producers. Like most of his mates, when Alfa Mist was a teenager he was dabbling in hip-hop and grime. But by the time he got to college, he was teaching himself the piano and getting deeply into jazz–having fallen head over heels for the visionary work of Miles Davis. Friends and collaborators of Alfa Mist include the likes of Tom Misch and Jordan Rakei. This is Alfa’s version of Eddie Henderson’s track Galaxy. Blue Note 7"
Jordan Rakei Wallflower Indies exclusive double LP is on 180g clear vinyl. Double LP regular is on 180g black vinyl. Both LP formats include a download code. The new album from multi-instrumentalist and songwriter/producer Jordan Rakei. Soulful, warm and full of charm. Jordan considers “Wallflower” his most personal work yet - it’s an emotive opus inspired by his own struggles with introversion and anxiety. Sonically lush and complex, yet lyrically relatable and unguarded, listeners are offered a glimpse into the mind and artistry of a musician who grapples with his own self- image and fears every day. Ninja Tune CD | LP