In case you hadn’t heard, Maya Jane Coles released a massive artist album at the end of last month.
The LP, her second overall, is by far the most ambitious body of work to date from the British-Japanese artist and has seen an overwhelming response from all angles thus far.
The album kicks off with the track ‘Weak’, a brilliant production highlighted by low-slung drums that was accompanied by stunning visuals during the release of the single. Records such as the title track, ‘Take Flight’, offer a tripped out soundscape with a heavily psychedelic influence that flashes the diversity MJC possesses as an artist.
Immersive productions such as ‘Darkside’ feature the likes of critically acclaimed vocalist Chelou who also made an appearance on her Nocturnal Sunshine album.
Wendy Rae Fowler makes an appearance on back to back cuts. ‘A Chemical Affair’ is a moodier body of work that leads into an even deeper production, ‘Misty Morning’, bringing about warmth and serenity soundtracked by the same vocalist.
‘Cherry Bomb’ was featured as Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune and the cast of remixes that accompanied landed various premieres from top tier networks, making its choice on the LP a no-brainer.
MJC brings about a unique level of energy on ‘Passing Me By’ with chopped vocals and a throbbing bass line shrouded around a bevy of pitched-up synths. ‘Trails’ rivals ‘Werk’ as our favorite production on the Take Flight LP and helps complete what is one of the most eclectic bodies of work to be released in 2017.