Worldwide Premiere // Auntie Flo feat. Anbuley – Waiting For A Woman
September 3, 2015
Back in 2012, Glaswegian musician Auntie Flo quietly released a mini-album to much critical acclaim. Three years later, and after numerous releases for Huntleys & Palmers, Autonomous Africa, Highlife and Permanent Vacation, he returns with his first extended body of work.
Theory of Flo takes its lead from Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s ‘Theory of Flow’, which preaches the art of living in the moment. In Auntie Flo’s case, this is done with one eye on the dancefloor, taking its cue from styles, rhythms, vocalists and musicians from around the world.
In partnership with South African producer Esa, it was recorded over a two-year period in Havana, Glasgow and London and has numerous contributors. Ghanaian singer Anbuley and Shingai Shoniwa of The Noisettes provide the vocals, with musicians including Richard Thair of Red Snapper (drums), Hidden Orchestra’s Poppy Ackroyd (string arrangements) and a few Cuban musicians Auntie Flo worked with on a 2014 visit to Cuba.
In keeping with the rest of the album, ‘Waiting For A Woman’ fuses African and Latin rhythms with the western club sounds of Flo’s upbringing in Glasgow. Anbuley (featured on one of Auntie Flo’s Autonomous Africa contributions) provides the hypnotising vocals, that playfully dance around the soaring synth lines and delicate drum patterns.
Theory of Flo is out 6th November on Huntleys & Palmers and Kompakt. Pre-order from Auntie Flo’s website.
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