In the years since the release of Adrian YoungeŠ—Ès Something About April, he has been coinedξAmericaŠ—Ès black genius: the evocation of analog vestige in a digital era. His majestic music hasξgarnered him reverence, likened to Ennio MorriconeŠ—Ès best work and the BeatlesŠ—È tenacity to createξnew sounds. Fortuitously, Something About April has made an indelible impression on modernξvinyl heads and producers alike, being sampled by DJ Premier, Jay-Z, Common, 50 Cent and more.
The Something About April brand is an axiom to the modern Š—“BreakbeatŠ—? and Linear Labs is happyξto announce its successor: Something About April II.ξ
As with Something About April Š—– Something About April II is the sort of recording that is more thanξdeserving of an all instrumental treatment. Recorded with YoungeŠ—Ès collection of rare instruments,ξSomething About April II advances his musical paradigm with enterprising concepts and granderξcompositions Š—” it synthesizes the boundaries between dark American soul and classic Europeanξcinema.
Younge is the experimental spirit of the modernist vanguard, looking at the past to create the future.ξWhat this album extrapolates, from vinyl culture, will become further magnified by its samplingξdown the line. Something About April II will replace the former as a holy grail for producers andξcollectors alike.