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Structaralism by Alfa Mist

Structaralism

by Alfa Mist

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Barcode: 5052442015512
Format: Vinyl
Media: Mint (M)
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Renowned East London pianist and composer, Alfa Mist, has emerged as a notable figure in the UK Jazz scene. His debut album, “Antiphon,” received widespread acclaim, setting high expectations for his sophomore release, “Structuralism.”

“Structuralism” is deeply personal, drawing inspiration from a conversation with Mist’s sister about contemporary culture and self-development. Throughout the album, excerpts from their discussion are integrated, adding layers of introspection (though some may find elements of pseudo-philosophy). Despite Mist’s admitted struggle with verbal communication, his music eloquently explores sensitive topics. While “Antiphon” delved into mental health, “Structuralism” tackles the complexities of public discourse in today’s society.

Although Mist may find it challenging to articulate his thoughts verbally, his music speaks volumes. Far from being inaccessible, “Structuralism” is filled with warm, engaging grooves that celebrate melody. Influences from Hip-Hop are evident on tracks like “Glad I Lived” and the Hargrove-esque “44,” while other songs, like the second movement of “Retainer,” evoke echoes of Sebastien Tellier’s “La Ritournelle.” Collaborations with UK soul artists, such as Kaya Thomas-Dyke on “Falling” and Jordan Rakei on “That Door,” further enrich the album’s appeal, showcasing Mist’s versatility and broadening his artistic reach.

Tracklist
A1 .44
A2 Falling - feat Kaya Thomas-Dyke
B1 Mulago
B2 Glad I Lived
C1 Jjajja's Screen
C2 Naiyti
D1 Retainer
D2 Door - feat Jordan Rakei
Catalogue No.: SEKITO2
Barcode: 5052442015512
Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style: Contemporary Jazz
Label: Sekito
Released: 2022
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Stereo, Gatefold

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