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This November sees the return of singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, DJ
and erstwhile Wah Wah 45s label boss, Adam Scrimshire, with his mesmerising second
album “The Hollow”.
The much anticipated follow up to 2008’s “Along Came The Devil One Night” sees Scrimshire
going back to his soulful roots, but at the same time, carving a more contemporary, electronic
sound. There’s also a nod to the dance floor on the new single “Home”, featuring Faye
Houston of Resonators fame; the latin flavoured “Everything You Say” with Cinematic
Orchetra’s Heidi Vogel on vocal duties; and the epic “Ascension” featuring label mates
Hackney Colliery Band. There are more mellow moments too of course – Stac provides
the voice for the sublime “Alignment” and joins the man himself on the mic for “Through A
Window”; long time collaborator Inga Lill-Aker is sure to draw a tear on the stunning “Ode To
Daddy”; and Scrimshire takes on the vocals once again on the melancholic opener “A Promise
Is All It Was”. Add to that the dark, keyboard led trip that is “Afar” featuring Jessica Lauren and
Matthew Halsall’s harpist Rachael Gladwin bringing matters to an exquisite close on the title
track, and you’ve got yourself a next level piece of work from a man who’s finally getting the
recognition he deserves.
“Everything Scrimshire does is of a high level!” Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 1)
Look out for the brand new live Scrimshire band playing the album launch at the Queen Of
Hoxton on November 11th.
Release/catalogue number: WAHCD016
Release date: Nov 21, 2011