Tenderlonious announced a new LP “Quarantena” with the same-titled first single. London’s multi-instrumentalist and prolific producer spend his time during the lockdown in his home studio playing his vast collection of synths, drum machines, and instruments he’s built up over the past twenty years. Armed with an arsenal of hardware and inspired by sci-fi & fantasy movies, he has delivered a soundtrack to his quarantine.
“When COVID-19 hit the UK back in March this year the music game changed almost overnight - no more gigs, no more studio sessions with the band, many music stores and outlets shutting up shop. This drastic change offered plenty of time for reflection, opening up a new portal of exploration”, we can read in the album press release.
“Quarantena” is fusing genres from house to boogie and ambient jazz with his signature jazz instrumentation on ﬂute, featuring also his fellow Ruby Rushton bandmate Nick Walters on trumpet.
Watch below a video to Tenderlonious new song “Quarantena”, a leading single from their forthcoming same-titled album:
Tenderlonious was extremely busy this year. He started 2020 with a release of new Ruby Rushton double single “Yardley Suite / Overture 1”, then he put out a solo electronic EP “After The Storm” in April. In May he came out with another two-track 7" single “Sun Khosi / Chrysalis" with his bandmates from Ruby Rushton.
Later some month Jazz Detective released “Tender plays Tubby”, an EP with re-interpretation of four classic Tubby Hayes track. June brings us another Tenderlonious EP, this time with Pakistani instrumental quartet Jaubi and Marek Pedziwiatr (EABS, Bloto), called “Tender in Lahore". All records except “Tender plays Tubby” came through his own imprint 22a Records. In the meantime, he took his part in recording Coldcut’s Keleketla Project.
Listen below to Tenderlonious new song “Quarantena”, a leading single from their forthcoming same-titled album:
Tenderlonious new album “Quarantena” will come out 21st August 2020 via his own 22a Records.
1. 1984 (chapter one)
2. Rocco's Raga
4. Falkor Flight
5. Lockdown Boogie
6. Covid Blues
7. Total Recall
8. Moment’s Notice
9. Birds of Paradise
12. Forty Nights
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
Anderson .Paak - Lockdown
H.E.R. - I Can't Breathe
SAULT - Sorry Ain't Enough
Jon Batiste, St. Augustine High School Marching 100 - WE ARE
Seth Trachy - JoJo Yelli
Eric Binder Trio, Walter Smith III, Petros Klampanis - Trane Ride
Poldoore - Kodachrome
Knxwledge - tendrly
Project Karnak, Alex Blake, Martin J Stephens - Element
Dinner Party (Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder, Kamasi Washington) feat Phoelix - Freeze Tag
Dele Sosimi, Medlar - Full Moon
Etuk Ubong - Mass Corruption
Alan Braufman - Sunrise
Charles Tolliver - Blue Soul
Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids - When Will I See You Again?
Sun Ra Arkestra - Seductive Fantasy