Tom Misch makes music for people who own multiple cardigans. Tim Misch makes music for people who know how to cook crème brulee. Tim Misch makes music for people who pick eyeglasses for the frames moreso than for the added benefits to their vision.
Okay, enough with the backhanded insults… Tom Misch makes classy & funky but yet accessible jazz music. Clearly immensely talented at music production with a deep understanding of all the complex layers that makeup a complete song, Geography is not for a casual listen. In many of the tracks on this album Misch's beats are layered underneath smooth hip-hop lyrics that at times even provide commentary to what Misch is doing underneath the lyrics. Meta. Again, this is one worth getting in vinyl so you can pay attention to it and really focus on the art. To be enjoyed not while you're distracted and cooking the crème brulee… but perhaps while you're eating it and enjoying it after the fact in your cardigan and fancy eyeglasses. Check out his Tiny Desk by NPR right here.
Release date: April 6th, 2018
Similar artist(s): Jordan Rakei, Charlotte Day Wilson, Masego
Top tracks: It Runs Through Me, Disco Yes, Isn't She Lovely