ARTIST: A LA FU
RELEASE: CRITICAL HAILSTONES E.P.
RELEASE DATE: 13/04/18
After a heady few years of running a record label, building the label’s studio and working with a range of artists such as The JAMS/KLF, Roots Manuva, Willis Ellmore and the U.K.'s leading string orchestra the Scottish Ensemble, A La Fu finally follows up his last suite 'I'll Drive You Pray' to complete E.P. No.2. titled 'Critical Hailstones.'
This collection begins with the spontaneous recording 'Gucci Bamboo' with Sandra Melody (Big Dada/Diplo/Lotek Hi Fi/Roots Manuva) who can be heard in fine off the top/freestyle mode soon after hearing A La Fu's somewhat bewildering idea for a chorus and subject matter. 'Avoid Television' advises us to do just that, at all costs and that the stakes are too high for us to stay home with our heads glued to television screens and smart phones (we know you know), 'Synthetic Nite Owl' celebrates and laments late night/early morning recording sessions and lastly 'Yellow & Violet In The North' is a spacious ode to Aberdeen, Scotland the city of the artists birth.
All these compositions are nurtured in A La Fu's own inimitable style of refusing to be any one thing in particular and further cements his place in the upper echelons of obscurity.