Simiah & The Phantom Ensemble Detail Debut Album
'Connections' is scheduled for February 15 release with KingUnderground.
The trio comprises Simiah on MPC, Dan Somers on keys, and Craig Crofton on tenor/soprano saxophone. Across the 10-track LP, ’90s era hip-hop rhythms and samples are blanketed by soulful keys and poignant sax work. The sound has been developed through a monthly residency at Bristol’s Gallimaufry bar where the band has improvised new material and fine-tuned ongoing compositions while welcoming special guests from the local jazz scene to sit in.
Cover art design is by Rolling Drum Studios, and the release comes as a limited red vinyl, edition of 100, and a standard black pressing.
02. Earth Tone
03. Movement Skit
09. Dragon Master
10. Jazzed Outro
Ahead of the album’s February 15 release, the trio has collaborated with Leon Nikoosimaitak for the illustrated music video, “Grit.” Check out the music video below and pre-order Connections here.