ROMARE - HOME VINYL (LTD. ED. 140G GREY 2LP)
LIMITED EDITION 140G GREY 2LP VINYL
Release Date: 31st July 2020
Archie Fairhurst, aka Romare, is back with his first LP since 2016’s joyous Love Songs: Part Two. Home is classic Romare, mixing euphoric house music with soul and gospel sampling. ‘House’ party anyone?
FFO: Daphni, AAL, Nicolas Jaar, letherette
"Romare - real name Archie Fairhurst - returns with his new album ‘Home’, marking his third on Ninja Tune and first full length album since 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘Love Songs: Part Two’. Romare’s music has always sat comfortably in both the dancefloor world and a more relaxed environment, ‘Home’ being no exception. With euphoric, uplifting moments on ‘Sunshine’ and ‘Heaven’ through to more meditative and melancholy moments on ‘Deliverance’. “For me, the sweet point in music is when happy and sad come together,” comments Fairhurst. “When they meet in the middle, that’s what I try to create”. Both previous albums have received impressive press pick up across the board. ‘Projections’ was voted 2015 Album Of The Year by DJ Mag and ‘Love Songs: Part Two’ received praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Dazed, Loud and Quiet and Mixmag, who described it as “Precisely the sort of confounding of expectations we love to hear, and bodes well for a long, interesting career” in their 9/10 review. Romare’s tracks have also been championed across the radio spectrum by Annie Mac, Benji B, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart at BBC Radio 1, Gilles Peterson, Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft, Mary Anne Hobbs and Nemone at BBC 6 Music and in the US by Zane Lowe at Beats 1 and DJs from KCRW, NTS, Triple J and many more. Towards the end of 2019 Romare set out on a US tour which included live shows at Elsewhere in Brooklyn, Los Angeles’ 1720 and August Hall in San Francisco. Over the last few years he’s played shows at London venues Printworks, KOKO and Oval Space, plus two sold out month-long residencies, first at Phonox and mostly recently at the Jazz Cafe. Festival appearances have included Primavera, All Points East, Parklife and Dimensions. The album artwork, created by Fairhurst himself, uses a collage technique consisting of black and white cut-out images. “In this artwork each cut-out resembles an artist or group sampled in the album,” comments Fairhurst."