NOW PLAYING: ‘STRUCTURALISM’ BY ALFA MIST…
Updated: Jan 13
Alfa Mist is a London based producer and jazz musician who I first heard via the ‘On My Ones’ EP released a couple of years ago. He has gone on to collaborate with artists I really rate including Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes so I took a chance on the album, glad I did.
As I’ve said elsewhere, I’m terrible at reviewing jazz albums, but this is a really easy to listen to smooth jazz record with some soulful melodies and mellow beats. The album is so good that I can almost forgive the rapping on ‘Glad I Lived’ (to be fair, it reminds me of Loyle Carner who I have a bit of a soft spot for).
Jordan Rakei’s vocals elevate the track ‘Door’ to another level as do Kaya Thomas-Dyke’s on ‘Falling’ (the talented Ms. Thomas-Dyke also painted the album cover).
This isn’t an album that will tear the face off you, rather one to sit back and enjoy.
Tracks To Try: ‘Falling’, ‘Mulago’, ‘Retainer’, ‘Door’.