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Mo Kolours - Orphan's Lament

Mo Kolours

Orphan's Lament

One-Handed Music

Released: 16th October 2015 | 2 track downtempo single

The first single from Mo Kolours' second album, 'Texture Like Sun'.

'Orphan's Lament' is named after a Mongolian folk song, and Mo Kolours' own words urge the listener to fall to get up again among a set of inescapably linked opposites. The message may be optimistic or otherwise, depending on the listener's point of view. The Stranglers' 'Golden Brown' is one of Mo Kolours' earliest musical memories, and he pays unique tribute to it here.

'Texture Like Sun' is the follow up to the much-loved self-titled debut by Anglo-Mauritian producer, singer and percussionist Joseph Deenmamode aka Mo Kolours. The Guardian described 'Mo Kolours' as the best album Curtis Mayfield never made with A Tribe Called Quest and Lee Perry.

Raised on the traditional sega music of his father's Indian Ocean homeland alongside records by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson, Mo Kolours adds hip hop, dub, soul and other electronic styles to his individual sound. His approach could find him placed alongside Madlib or The Gaslamp Killer but he would be equally happy in the company of James Blake, Erykah Badu, Theo Parrish or Moodymann.