Artist: Dorian Craft
Title: All Of My Words EP
Cat. #: connected 093
Release Date: 17th December 2021
1. All Of My Words Feat. Jono McCleery
2. All Of My Words Feat. Jono McCleery (Armonica Remix)
Dorian Craft follows up his fine remix on connected with a first full outing on the label featuring vocalist Jono McCleery and remixer Armonica.
Craft is known for mixing up ethnic and melodic sounds with heavy afro influences. He has done so on labels like Monaberry, Radiant and Madorasindahouse, all the while making his way into the record bags of tastemakers such as Black Coffee and Super Flu. For this release, he teamed up with vocalist and lyricist Jono McCleery, who has released a string of albums on Ninja Tune’s Counter Records and contributed to Catz n Dogs’ & Adriatique tunes.
The sublime ‘All Of My Words’ started as a combination of acoustic guitar and electronic sounds and then expanded with Jono’s deeply emotional vocals. The result is a mesmerising spiritual journey with an almost Santana-style aura and languid grooves that sweep you off your feet. Armonica is an Italian duo who made their name as the residents at the legendary Cocorico club. Their innovative rework takes things to another level, with a prominent melody replacing the acoustic guitar. Other synth growls and building drums make for a genuinely potent record.
Closing out the journey is ‘Abbadia,’ a fresh instrumental with a strong groove. Embellished with shakers, moody thematic chords and a haunting synth top line, it’s sure to cast a fine spell on any crowd.
With this full connected debut, Craft showcases his well-formed signature sound.