Lascelle ‘Lascelles’ Gordon – the driving force behind Vibration Black Finger – astonishes us yet again with a magnificent second album. Once more his inspiration is drawn from the obscure spiritual jazz collectives of the 1970s where he employs a vast array of like-minded collaborators to create a listening experience infused with an ever-present undercurrent of personal expression and cultural empowerment that’s as enriched with ideas as it is progressive in its form.
Having earned his chops as founding member of the Brand New Heavies, Campag Velocet and Heliocentric World, Lascelle’s latest album Can You See What I’m Trying to Say bursts with energy and vivid contrasts, flowing effortlessly between beat-laden grooves, oscillating improvisations, soulful recitations, audio verité and moody atmospherics. The album drops like a post-hip-hop reimagining of foundational genres, with a prayer to the future.
‘As always I’ve made a conscious move towards making deep, heavy music’ he says, ‘Music without meaning seems pointless.’
Jazzman Records – 2020
- 01 Empty Streets 1:00
- 02 Adrianna 0:51
- 03 Gutkinds Dream 0:33
- 04 Acting for Liberation Pt 1 1:00
- 05 Law of the Universe 0:37
- 06 Can You See What Im Trying to Say 1:00
- 07 Acting for Liberation Pt 2 1:00
- 08 Persia Cornelius 1:00
- 09 The Glory 1:00
- 10 Soul Fire 1:00
- 11 Twelve Wire Byrd 1:00
- 12 Only in a Dream 1:00