Described as “a soundtrack of epic revolt against beginnings and ends,” Harmattan expands our notions of what classical music means today. It starts with jazz-inspired piano improvisations, and gradually gains in ambient breadth, “transforming classical musical inspirations into Klein’s unique sound universe.” Its foundations stand resolutely within grime, R&B and drone.
Welsh singer Charlotte Church lends her vocals to track “skyfall,” and London-based grime MC Jawnino also features.
Alongside the announcement, Klein has shared the self-directed video for first single “hope dealers,” which you can stream below.
01. for solo / piano
03. trapping in C major
04. unknown opps
05. the haunting of grace
07. made for ibadan
09. not a gangster but still from endz
10. hope dealers
Harmattan LP is scheduled for November 19 release. Meanwhile, you can stream “hope dealers” in full below and pre-order here.