Gene Tellem reveals an openness in her music by inviting you to share the joy and celebration of each emotionally charged number. Four tracks ignite the airwaves beginning with Ain’t Got Everything and its rolling, rhythmic impulsions of funky bass playing alongside a heart-warming expanse of soulful pads and notes all topped off by the whispered breath of human voice. Mind Reader then plunges deeper as a more rugged bass feds into a whirl of keys and stabbing vocals suggesting other worlds to find, followed by Jenifa Mayanja’s excellent reworking of Aint Got Everything which contrasts the soulful elements via a fuzzy twist. Finally, 2nd Time Around completes by revisiting the classic words kick & drum, slung low, this time offset by fizzy hi-hats and a wealth of probing synth lines.
Release: February 26