Upon popular request, TDR presents the instrumentals and re-edits of Tensei's uplifting 'Constellate' release.
Tensei (meaning "Heaven Star" in Japanese) is the Chicago based producer tandem of Midas Wells and Chris Kramer. The music represents a soulful, electronic and hip hop infused perspective to Chicago's growing spiritual jazz movement, with many of the movement's protagonists such as Makaya McCraven, Brandee Younger, Greg Spero, Junius Paul, Khari Lemuel, Kevin Mitchell and Paul Curtis joining the recording sessions for the album.
The vocal versions of the songs are also available via Tokyo Dawn featuring Jimetta Rose, Yaw, Sam Trump, Sulaiman, A. Billi Free, Kiara Lanier, ADaD and Liv Warfield from Prince's New Power Generation: tensei.bandcamp.com/album/constellate
released February 18, 2019
Composed & produced by Roderick Jackson and Chris Kramer
Design by Matt Lyon
Mastering by Jan Ohlhorst
supported by 6 fans who also own “Constellate (Instrumentals)”
Without doubt one of the most exciting bands currently playing in the UK. Saw them live at the Southbank and they were amazing - you could see and hear the utter delicacy of their improvisational approach; it nearly fell apart once or twice but they kept the jam going with supreme skill. It's that ability to sit on the knife-edge in front of 200-odd people, that really sets them apart. And Dawn Lit Metropolis isn't so much a song title as a gospel. The T-shirt is fantastic too. albo