I Should Care Records

Duval Timothy - Brown Loop (LP)

Brown Loop is Duval's second album that following on from 'Dukobanti' sees him push his music further sonically, conceptually and in the simplicity of the solo piano.

The 10 track album consists of compositions that build up from simple lines of colourful melody or baselines that repeat themselves gradually building up towards a collection of more and more layered 'brown' chords. The repetition of these phrases draws from Duval's hiphop influences where short phrases or samples are traditionally looped. Duval has adapted this concept of the loop, effectively sampling himself but within a single acoustic piano performance so that each repeated phrase offers variations from the last.

As in many of his visual artworks, on 'Blue Borough' Duval acknowledges Lewisham borough of South-London where he grew up. The track which draws influence from Claude Debussy and Mobb Deep is both light and dark in its pursuit to evoke a sense of place.

'Hairs' is undoubtedly one of the albums big tracks that takes us on a journey from its initial hard hitting baseline to spaces that are joyful and melancholic.

Shortly after Duval self-released the project online, he re-recorded the album in New York with the newly formed record label 'I should care records'. This latest recording which was recorded and engineered by Derek Pacuk and Oskar Mann has taken Brown Loop to a new level where we are able to here the knocking of the piano keys or the inner workings of the piano such as on the final track of the album 'Passing' where the felt pads brush on and off the piano strings like a drummers gentle brush work at the albums emotional peak.

Through the night

Cold is coming




Blue Borough



Smoke alarm


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