Wax Tailor :: Dusty Rainbows From the Dark
A multifaceted independent artist, Wax Tailor established himself as one of the leading voices of the Post hip-hop and downtempo scenes. Returning with a concept album, “Dusty Rainbow From the Dark”, Wax Tailor gives us a musical tale inspired in large part by the enchanted world of children (kind of weird, but cool). This experimental compilation takes us on a wandering path through a little psychedelic trip-hop and mostly baroque hip-hop.
Tailor noted that the key step was to go back to sampling. However, his method of sampling involved on “Dusty Rainbows From the Dark” is unique in that the goal was not to replicate loops, but rather to gather textures and rework them to create new instruments. Each texture found wandering the grooves of countless phonograms was then reworked to become an individual note. These notes where then programmed to give him a palette of various instruments, which are then used to compose melodies.
One of the strength of this record is certainly to have united such a cast (Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Charles, Elzhi, Charlotte Savary, Sara Genn, Shana Halligan, Mattic, Ali Harter, A.S.M, Akua) and manage to utilize them in the context of a plot. Wax Tailor is definitely a unique artist worth some appreciation.
Check out his latest video ‘Time to Go’ feat. Aloe Blacc, and stream the album trailer below.