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Description

Albert’s Favourites are extremely proud to present ‘Sunshine’, a new album from Hector Plimmer.

We first approached Hector after watching a live performance of his at the legendary ‘Sounds of the Universe’ Record store in Soho. He stunned us with his attention to detail in his productions, and we were keen to talk further.

What we weren’t expecting was the full body of work that Hector sent over.

Raw Material

Previously released work was mixed in with new unfinished ideas, and as we progressed we realized that there was already a good album’s worth of material to work with. “It represents (in no particular order) my musical journey over the past 4 or so years, some of which may never have seen the light of day. All of the music in this album has come about as organically as possible, from tapping a light bulb I was changing to finding a sweet sounding Kalimba at Raw Material in Brixton and recording it on my phone (shout out to Miles laughing in the background of ‘Kalimba 2’).”

We whittled down the original folder to what we present to you today. ‘Sunshine’ is a well-rounded body of work that truly represents Hector’s influences and passions. From the frantic drum work of ‘Eastern System’ that we released back in December on 7” vinyl, to the ambient beauty of ‘Sunshine’, this album unfolds and morphs beautifully to capture the feeling of inner city dwelling. “The process also included finding out my next door neighbours Rob & Lu (Drahla) made amazing music & meeting Andrea (And Is Phi) at the Brainchild Festival Warm Up party in London last year.”

In the same way groups like Portishead and Leftfield captured a moment in time, Hectors work, although influenced by them, is also drenched in tribal rhythms and beautifully crafted bass. Melodies weave and shift to make way for glorious synths or vocal lines. Clearly influenced by beat makers like Flying Lotus and Theo Parrish, but with the subtleties of the classic Metalheadz era Drum and Bass, this album will definitely leave you wanting more.

Reactions

Featured as “Album Of The Week” Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6Music

Featured in Gilles Peterson’s “All Winners” show April 2017

“Sunshine is most definitely innovative but it is never experimental for the sake of it. Instead, this is an album full of integrity and brimming with intelligence.” God Is In The TV (read full review here)

“No matter what description one chooses to attribute to Plimmer’s sound, one thing is certain, Sunshine is truly a gorgeous ray of light, lifting and point blank beautiful…Hector Plimmer’s latest record is definitely classic material.” Art Jefferson, ColoRising (read full Sunshine review here)

“Warm, mindtaking beauty of an album… 5 Stars of Sunshine!”Christos Exarchopoulos, Black Radio Berlin, Germany (read Sunshine review here)

“This album is pure masterpiece. I love the minimalist approach and the balance in it. Perfect taste!” Dobo Marzov, 45RPM Show, Bulgaria

“Absolutely stunning work!” Mark, Further In Fusion, Germany

“Absolutely loving this!” Rebecca Vasmant, BBC Radio, Glasgow

“Love it!” Ross Allen, NTS Radio, UK

 

Radio Support

Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6 Music, UK

Tom Ravenscroft, BBC Radio 6 Music, UK

Nemone, BBC Radio 6 Music, UK

Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 6 Music, UK – Beat Of The Week

Dom Servini, Amazing Radio, UK

Andrew Jervis, Bandcamp Weekly, US

Lefto, Studio Brussels, Belgium

Born Cheating, Radar Radio, UK

Gilles Peterson, Worldwide FM

Thris Tian, Worldwide FM

Pete OnTheCorner, Worldwide FM

Dr.Best, Radio Z 95.8 FM, Nuernberg, Germany

Michael Rütten, Soul Searching, Radio X, Germany

Chris P Cuts, NTS Radio, UK

Phil Levene, Likwid London, UK

Jason Pulaski, KUCI, California, USA

dr Snikkers, 95bFM, Auckland, NZ

Mucho Soul, Likwid London, UK

DJ Mr Lob, Melbourne, Australia

Dobo Marzov, The 45 RPM Show, Bulgaria

Christos Exarchopoulos, Black Radio Berlin, Germany

Reactions

“Very, very good.” Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6 Music

“Gorgeous, hypnotic.” Dom Servini, Wah Wah 45, Amazing Radio

“Mad skills, great, great record.” Tom Ravenscroft, BBC Radio 6 Music

“Sounds beautiful. Trancey in the right way.” Titeknots

“This is killer!! I love it. Freaky but sweet.” Ross Allen, NTS Radio

“Love it!” Aly Gillani, First Word Records

“Dopeness” Simbad

“This goes above and beyond. I fell in love with the singles from this chap but the album is a whole new level! ” Jaheire, Ireland

“Wow, both tracks are just amazing!” Dobo Marzov, The 45 RPM Show, Bulgaria

“Superb stuff!” Michael Rütten, Soul Patrol, Germany

“Hypnotic” John Cush, Shoreditch Radio