Tamu Massif – Senses (Henry Green Remix)
The remix of ‘Senses’ is a beautiful collaboration between two brilliant producers. Tamu Massif has become known for finding beauty in the obscure and the intimate & Henry Green’s debut album received praise for a “deceptively energetic display of minimalistic production” Noisey. Friends from their hometown of Bristol, Tamu Massif and Henry Green have individually established them as ones to watch on both a local and international scene.
Latest single ‘Senses’ has been no exception, built up from recordings he took on his phone of some Italian friends, drunkenly arguing about Brexit. “‘Senses’ is about being too fired up to think straight.” Tamu explains, “I thought it was an interesting starting point – to write a song that sounds really chilled but is about being angry. It’s that feeling of being disconnected, pre-resolution, where your head is swimming.”
In the same vein that he documents life around him through audio recordings and turns them into music, Tamu also uses his phone to capture moments that take him aback and uses them for his visuals when he performs live.
Combining these two mediums for his latest video, the intimacy granted by these snapshots bring you into the mind of the artist in a moment where he feels like he’s losing it. In the same way that early lo-fi Take Away Shows by Vincent Moon brought us into the world of those artists – the immediacy of the subject matter here is at times breathtaking, while ever so relatable.
Honing his techniques across previous EP releases Alba (2016) and Bala (2017), through time on the road supporting The Japanese House, Shakey Graves & Fenne Lily and while co-producing the latter’s acclaimed debut album On Hold (2018) has proved fruitful for Bristol based songwriter and producer Tamu Massif. ‘Senses’ is the first single to come from his own debut album (due 2019).