Having previously featured on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers compilation series and releasing the odd production, Hector Plimmer’s name is one that has been around for a few years now, but it seems 2017 is the year the South London based producer plans to make folks sit up and take note. Following on from his recent Eastern System EP, released last year via rising London label Alberts Favourites, Plimmer treats us with his debut album, Sunshine. Ten tracks channeling the narcotic haziness of Portishead yet achieving a certain clarity with twinkling sonics and unavoidable tribal drum rhythms.
We’re delighted to premiere the title track, a slow throbbing and beautifully minimal production lead by the dissolving hypnotic vocals of And Is Phi. From the first note you can almost see the picture Plimmer is sonically trying to paint. Over a heavy kick drum, harmonised synths creep gently into the headway like early-morning rays through half open blinds; yet it is And Is Phi’s opening to her soliloquy and Fatima-esque vibratos that give the track it’s extra definition. A blissfully ambient five minutes.
Sunshine LP is released digital only on 10th March via Alberts Favourites. Pre-oder your copy over on Hector’s Bandcamp now.