Following the release of their debut album in January this year, Snowpoet prepare to release an EP of remixes from producers Vaun, Jeevan Rai and Jauge.
Jazz FM’s vocalist of the year, Lauren Kinsella, uses her improvisational virtuosity to create textured whispering, rhythmic babbling, punctuating breath and reverence to each note sung, all of which adds incredible opportunities for the producers.
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Chris Hyson’s aesthetic is evident in space in the music, the mystic undertones, prayer-like moments and deep contemplation, which all lend themselves as perfect partners to great beat-making.
Snowpoet’s previous releases have been supported by Impose Magazine, Earmilk, Amazing Radio, 1883, Louder than War, For Folk’s Sake, Folk Radio, Jazzwise and Black Plastic. This EP ends a great year for Snowpoet.
By far the most exciting group around. This album pushes jazz on when so many current artists seem reflective and honouring the past. Not that Dinosaur doesn't, but they infuse their sound with everything else that's going on, and end up making a jazz album that has knowledge of the past but the heartbeat of the now. wing commander beggsie
I only heard one track, but it was more than enough for me to pre-order the LP. Lauren's "folksy" Jazz vocals are a breath of fresh air, and are further proof that London's Jazz scene features the most interesting & innovative roster to follow currently - and Snowpoet fit right in!
I am very excited to hear more.
EDIT: The rest of the LP delivers - all killer, no filler :) K.E.