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slowfoot records is proud to introduce hello skinny and the self-titled debut album. hello skinny is the brainchild of in-demand drummer extraordinaire tom skinner, who's other current involvements include sons of kemet, mulatu astatke, matthew herbert, eska, finn peters and the owiny sigoma band amongst many others. taking its cue from a song by the residents, the project is skinner's first as bandleader, composer and producer (playing most of the instruments) and sees him exploring areas around and between psych-dub, electronics, downtown/freak jazz and folk stylings. this debut album follows on from his widely spread 'smash + grab' mixtape and takes the musical themes from that release and flexes and focuses the sound into a coherent, deep, soulful listening experience. in all, 'hello skinny' plays out as eclectic, cinematic and as retro-phuture funky as a library (music) of soul jazz compilations. features contributions from shabaka hutchings, tom herbert (of the invisible), byron wallen, trudie dawn smith and nick ramm.
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