Reginald Omas Mamode IV follows last year’s self titled debut album with ‘Children Of Nu’, set for release on 3rd November 2017. The 20 track album draws influence from the world around us, everyday life. As we witness rising poverty, global events, political and ethnic divisions – these factors prompt some of Reginald’s themes and call for humanity to recognise we are all interconnected.
“We are all related. We’re all brothers and sisters with common ancestry, common history and a common origin regardless of race, geographic location or belief systems. Love and compassion are universal feelings/practices we all should embrace and apply to all aspects of our lives, our interactions and our relationships, regardless of the kinship”.
– Reginald Omas Mamode IV
‘Children Of Nu’ encompasses Reginald’s musical and sonic influences – Afro Roots music through to jazz and soul. It draws from Africa as much as the west, an attempt to make a record that can exist in many contexts; the present, the future and past.
Recorded with freedom – most tracks remain from the first take – the process of creating ‘Children Of Nu’ was an open ended development from a natural, intuitive, starting point. Made with minimal thought of how tracks would end up, the music was led through the creative process. Born of a moment, each track is an attempt to capture that instance, mood, feeling or subject.
Last year’s self titled debut album was warmly received, collecting critical success including Mojo (“A brand-new-retro delight”), Mixmag (“Peckham beat brilliance”), Record Collector (“Equal parts D’Angelo to J Dilla”), The Wire (“Soul music turned all the way inward”) and a Bandcamp Album of the Day (“Breathing lifeforms that are equally steeped in hip-hop, funk, soul and jazz”). It was also nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards 2017.
Along with Mo Kolours, Jeen Bassa, Henry Wu, Al Dobson Jr and Tenderlonious; he’s helped forge in the 22a co-operative that The FADER calls “a kaleidoscopic patchwork of hip-hop, house, and groove investigations bound by one thread: a timeless belief in rhythm as a universal language”.
Reginald Omas Mamode IV ‘Children Of Nu’
Release Date: 3rd November 2017
Label: Five Easy Pieces
Format: LP // Digital
Cat No: FEP024
1. Rollin In
2. Put Your Hearts Together
3. Afrika Crunk
4. Us Two
6. Question They
8. Do Right
9. Peoples Pattern
12. Don’t You Know
13. Poor Man [Vinyl Only] 14. I Guess
15. Interlude II
16. We Must Learn (skit)
17. Wake Up
18. Children Of Nu
20. This Light – Omas Sextet