Bandcamp of the Day: Nostalgia by Skinshape

Skinshape is the project of London-based multi-instrumentalist Will Dorey, originally from Swanage, England. I hadn’t heard of this dude’s jams until stumbling upon him on Bandcamp recently and his recent album, Nostalgia. It’s a good one with many relaxing instrumental tracks reminiscent of ‘90s trip-hop.

Dorey is also the co-founder of the reggae label Horus Records, and he played bass for the band Palace from 2014 to 2017. His music for Skinshape draws on a wide range of eclectic influences, from Sixties-era African music to American funk and R&B to film soundtracks. Dorey records all the elements in Skinshape by himself, and his beats have a strong psychedelic element.

Dorey has been prolific with the Skinshape project since 2014, releasing seven full-length albums. Skinshape is perfect for fans of the groovier, softer side of psych music and bands like Allah-Las, Babe Rainbow, Sugar Candy Mountain, and Khruangbin. The more electronic, smooth sound also reminds me a lot of Broken Bells. My favorite track on Nostalgia is “High Ride, Storm Rising,” a chilled-out instrumental with definite trip-hop, jazzy vibes.

If you’re interested in learning more about Skinshape, check out this interview he did recently. Also, here’s a link to the Bandcamp for his new album, and here are some of his social links (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) so you can support him!

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