Leon Vynehall will be releasing his debut album 'Nothing Is Still' on the 15th of June. Surprisingly, this is the first LP from him in four years following on from his much loved albums Rojus and Music For The Uninvited. Leon makes music which has soul and melody and he can bring the best elements of house and downtempo together, I have always been struck by his output and how he can make real house music that has warmth and has an emotional palette that is life affirming.
Personal favourite, Midnight On Rainbow Road, stands out a mile from his back catalogue. A track that showed his abilities in making music that is evocative and nostalgic.
New track 'Envelopes' has elements of 90's trip-hop and leftfield MoWax haziness, offering a gorgeous ending that holds the beatless string section to its finale.
'Nothing Is Still' features a 10 piece-string section arranged by Amy Langley and accompanying the orchestration there is also saxophone, piano and flute showcasing an artist who is comfortable with making music and who can bring in the traditional side of producing to what is a solid and serious electronic album.
You can stream the new album here. Available to buy in digital/vinyl/deluxe box set formats on the 15th of June on Ninja Tune Records.
The top image and LP cover features artwork of Pol Bury a visual artist who has depicted a trippy way of photographing/editing the George Washington bridge in NYC.