The Talis-Man on the Age of Glass (Redux)
Released: 23 June 2020
Purveyor of rap, psychedelic folk, and sultry grooves, L.A. Salami has released new single ‘The Talis-Man on the Age of Glass (Redux), taken from the up-coming album ‘The Cause of Doubt & a Reason to Have Faith,’ which is being released on July 17th 2020.
His new album ‘The Cause of Doubt & a Reason to Have Faith’ sees Lookman explore new experimental ground, touching on a bit of everything from rap, psychedelic folk, and sultry grooves which venture into extended hypnotic jams. This isn’t the music of a virtuoso: it’s explorative, daring, meditative and wild. Lookman describes the inspiration behind his new album, “I love the deliberateness, cleanness and colour of modern music, but I also miss the complete chaos of old, like some Captain Beefheart and Velvet Underground records, or even 90s HipHop records with the peaking 808s and static compressed vocals al la Wu Tang, or blues records like Robert Johnson’s. Somewhere in there is the carnival I’ve been searching for. This entire album could very well be a love letter to Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground.”
Lookman began writing poetry at a very early age, which then evolved into writing lyrics and he then taught himself the guitar aged 21. Fostered from birth, Lookman was periodically re-united with his birth mother from the age of 5, which he describes as being emotionally confusing, “I find it rears its ugly head consistently in my life, and music became one of the easiest ways to release that pressure valve every so often.”
L.A. Salami’s two albums to date, ‘Dancing With Bad Grammar’ (2016) and ‘The City of Bootmakers’ (2018), have seen the London-based artist present a singular vision. His evocative, poetic lyrics span everything from grand existential questions to vignettes of everyday life as well as the affairs and anxieties of modern Britain.