British artist Leon Vynehall continues his run of creative excellence with his first outing on Ninja Tune, where he joins names like Bicep, Fink and Bonobo as artists who have delivered a long player on the UK staple. The LP is titled Nothing Is Still and marks a moment of maturity in Vynehall’s discography. Having for a long time been penned as a house act, Vynehall may finally get away from the shadow of labelling and just become known as an artist who makes incredible music. Nothing Is Still brings
everything from electronica, downtempo, jazz, house, hiphop and more. Track 2 on the listing, Movements, features truly heartwarming melodies, letting the instruments take focus Leon forces the drums to the back, simply keeping the tempo and not taking all the attention. On the otherhand tracks like English Oak focus on nothing but the drums, churning hats and haunting percussion create a vision of crazed minds dancing around a bonfire, with no concern for the outside world. Whether your preference leans toward the harmonising arrangements of electronica or the 4/4 driven approach on some of Vynehall’s work, this album no doubt has something to please.
Where to start:
‘Movements’ – Beautiful guitars and crisp drum hits
‘Trouble’ – Growling synth distortion lead by broken drum rhythms
‘It Breaks’ – Refreshing keys and screeching strings paint a picture of an early sunrise
Previous from Leon Vynehall:
Leon Vynehall – Music For The Uninvited (3024, 2014)
Leon Vynehall – Midnight On Rainbow Road (Rush Hour, 2016)
If you like this then check out:
Detroit Swingle – High Life (Heist, 2018)
HNNY – Sunday (Omena, 2016)
Leon Vynehall – Nothing Is Still is out now on Ninja Tune.