Poet and saxophonist Seigfried Komidashi collaborates with Sheffield-based producer Zillch on his new EP Sagittarius Rising, combining jazz samples with lo-fi, experimental production, elements of noise, and spoken word.
Bold, meandering, and at times abrasive, Komidashi’s low-energy vocal murmurs combined with unpredictable and at times lopsided production makes for a listening experience that is at moments uncomfortable – and strangely engaging throughout.
Lyrically, Komidashi explores themes of race and identity. Drawing on experiences of growing up black in white spaces, the record explores the conflict between Komidashi’s definition of self, and the one placed on him by the world around him.
The record is out on all platforms via Blancmange Lounge.