On DoomCannon’s Brownswood debut, the jazz multi-instrumentalist settles on personal and aesthetic liberties between themes of oppression. While the title track and opener could be a little longer to align with the weight of the subject matter, it nevertheless showcases a dense brood derived from strength. The following track meanwhile exercises an honest vulnerability, mirrored by its title ‘Entrance to the Unknown’. Despite genre-crossovers, the sonic tendencies throughout are drum-tight, often feeling demarcated within a relatively small box up until the closer. Such is the Brownswood touch that it inevitably veers towards its own catalogue, which is both practiced and safe. The record provokes, but not necessarily musically.
A favourite: ‘Black Liberation’
‘Dark Ages’ is out now via Brownswood Recordings.