Oracolo is the latest masterpiece from London-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Skinshape, released on limited edition vinyl, CD and digital via Beatnik Creative.
Skinshape is the solo project from twenty-four-year-old Will Dorey, also known for playing bass in hotly tipped new band alt-rock band Palace. He produces nostalgic music drawing influence from Soul, Funk, Psychedelic Rock, Dub and Hip Hop primarily from the 60s,70s and 90s.
His second album to date, Oracolo plays out like the soundtrack to a psychedelic Spaghetti Western. ‘Old Days’ is one of a handful of vocal-lead tracks on the release that along with ‘Summer’ and the cinematic album title track, ‘Oracolo’ conjure references to bands like Can, The Bees or modern pysch pioneers Tame Impala.
The instrumental beauties peppered throughout like the Quentin Tarantino-esque gem ‘Mandala’ and Motown reminiscing ‘Rubber Gloves’ highlight Dorey’s superb talent as a arranger and composer. Don’t let the vintage sound fool you either. All of his magic is original, without a sample in sight. Every instrument either played by Dorey himself, or his array of guest friend musicians.
It’s not surprising that DJ’s on BBC 6 music in particular, along with the online community have shown their unified support for his new musical adventure.
For the Oracolo artwork, Skinshape has joined forces with acclaimed rising New York-based artist Jared Buschang. This is one of Buschang’s early pieces simpley named ‘Untitled’. The Picasco-esqe style makes the perfect visual representation for the music within.
Oracolo is released 1st December via Beatnik Creative.