After a four year hiatus George Fields is back with his brand new album Tomorrow’s Sun – a futuristic sounding six tracker filled with luscious soundscapes and signature drum programming. It features a host of stateside talent such as Rasheed Chappell, Phat Kat, Ill Conscious, Edo G, Eze Jackson, The Last Jazz Club, plus top quality DJs Mr. Thing and Mike B.
The project certainly shows the progression in George’s production transporting you on an otherworldly, dreamlike journey. George leaves behind his past sample based work and deploys the rich sounds from the iconic 80s synthesizer the Roland Juno 106. The Emu SP 1200 still plays a vital role, especially on tracks such as Over and Tabernacle, giving you a real 90s essence. George also collaborates with multi instrumentalist Paul DeVincenzo who brings super chilled bass-lines on tracks Reminisce and Worldwide pt 2; setting the groundwork for possible future collaborations. Detroit veteran Phat Kat makes an entry on Revelations with his trademark cadence.
Released as atomic orange and black splatter vinyl pressings with wraparound Japanese obi strips available exclusively via the UTS Records website along with the black vinyl which is being distributed to record shops around the world. If you still have a Walkman you’re in luck because it’s on cassette too! Clear cassette shells with black on body printed text and pull out J-card housed in a clear case. There is also an extremely limited apricot coloured shell distributed randomly into orders.
Tomorrow’s Sun has definitely set the foundation and is building anticipation for George’s forthcoming instrumental long play album titled The World of a Tiny Insect which is set to be released later this year.
I also want to take the time to reflect on the passing of Joey Deez, who was someone who showed support and appreciation for both George’s work and IBMCs, and was known as an absolutely lovely person by all who knew him, as well as someone who worked tirelessly and with great passion, pouring his energy into making Village Live one of the best labels around. Joey will be missed by many and his memory will remain in our hearts.
RIP Joey Deez