Day 2 of our 2020 charity Advent Calendar, in aid of You Make It & Project Protect.
Capitalising on his keen ear for sound and textures, Albert’s Favourites co-founder Scrimshire has built up a deserved reputation over the years for his skills behind the desk and an array of instruments; and he demonstrates in abundance with today’s offering of jazzed electronic goodness.
Despite creeping lines of discordance, Scrimishire creates an overflowing warmth and harmony in arpeggiating guitar lines, lofty chord progressions and ounces of metronomic swagger.
“Normally I write more traditional form songs, but every so often it’s good to see where you can take a single musical idea, one set of chords.
I set up my studio to be able to work quickly and moved around my instruments over a couple of hours to pull this piece together that holds a fair bit of the discord and clattering noises I’m feeling in my head at the end of 2020.”
This year we’ve chosen to split profits from the release between two charities, both of whom are doing important work within their respective fields.
The first charity is London-based organisation You Make It, a creative programme that offers young women access to tools, networks and experiences — group learning, 1-1 mentoring, work experience, start-up support and 1-1 pastoral support — giving them the confidence to transform their lives through personal empowerment.
The second is Nigeria-based initiative Project Protect, a subdivision of Burna Boy’s charitable NGO The Reach, launched to help provide financial, medical and legal resources for EndSars protestors during and after the protests.
Check the below playlist for all tracks in our Calendar.
Artwork across the series by Mark Grieg.