Praised or pushing the boundaries of sound, ‘Turn To Clear View’ finds Armon–Jones is expanding into exciting new territory. It’s a set which blurs the lines between bass-heavy dub, contemporary club culture and his background as a pioneering force in the modern jazz scene. That singular vision is heightened with flourishes of R&B, hip-hop and p-funk. It’s music of substance – relevant to the here and now, but sure to be heralded as an influence in the years that follow.
Turn To Clear View includes key tracks ‘Icy Roads (Sracked)’, and ‘Yellow Dandelion’ which featured neo-soul visionary Georgia Anne Muldrow. The tracks have received support at 6 Music, 1Xtra and Radio 1 from DJs including Mary Anne Hobbs, Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Jamz Supernova, Tom Ravenscroft and Huey Morgan.
Between his highly acclaimed solo career and his work with the influential Ezra Collective, Joe Armon–Jones is at the epicentre of the London underground scene. The album reflects this with features by hard hitting rapper Jehst, Obongjayar (a collaborator with Richard Russell) , soul vocals Asheber, regular bandmates Oscar Jerome, Moses Boyd (a resident DJ at 1Xtra) and Nubya Garcia (signed to Domino as part of Nérija), whose uncompromising yet accessible sax on ‘You Didn’t Care’ stands out as a highlight.