Roots Manuva is back with a dazzling new album, Bleeds, available on LP, CD, digitally and streaming services –
Ninjashop / iTunes / Amazon / Bandcamp / Spotify
Drawing upon production assistance from young British producer, Fred, together with musical heavyweights Four Tet, Adrian Sherwood and Switch’s new production team, With You, the title of the record is, in the man’s own words, an “egocentric jest of daring to do things in the tradition of Jesus: I’m ready to bleed for the artform.”
It is, of course, also a reference to the way in which genres, in the sonic world of Roots Manuva, have a tendency to bleed into one another, so that hip hop, reggae, techno, funk, neo-classical, all blend together to create “liquid soul, the blood, the bleeds that paint infinite sacred wonders in our dreams and unfold in our day-to-day.”
Artwork conceived by Leif Podhajsky.
Catch Roots Manvua live at Islington Assembly Hall next Thursday 5 November.