Dash Majesty: Hey, how do you like your album reviews?
You: Rushed, late and slightly incomprehensible.
Dash Majesty: Great.
Process is Sampha’s debut album, released via Young Turks. It presents an incredible range of timbres and the production alone is sharper than a nun’s tongue. Having earned his stripes over the past decade, alongside the likes of Drake, Solange and SBTRKT to name a few, Sampha couldn’t be in a better position to present the world with a full-length album.
Seeing as we have established your preferences for album reviews, and considering the fact I am now telling you just how profoundly introspective Process is, I have opted to focus on how my favourite tracks make me feel, and how they will undoubtedly make you feel.
It feels like I have just finished 5th in a beauty pageant, but an older, wiser member of my family has just taught me that real beauty comes from within. I wear my ‘Thank you for taking part’ medal with pride.
Blood On Me
I am a hot popcorn kernel that won’t pop. Everyone’s talking at once but I can only hear the disappointed sighs of an elderly man watching the Royal Variety Performance. He has just been informed that the main act is another breakdancing troupe.
I am in an advert for a new 2 in 1 shampoo & conditioner that increases cognitive function. I am standing under a waterfall of exotic fruits and in the background an office block is being built to accommodate three of my new tech start-ups.
No One Knows Me (Like the Piano)
It feels like I am holding a seashell against my ear and I can hear all of the nice things strangers have thought about me. The seashell also reminds me I will never see any of these people ever again.
I am in the back of a Fiat 500, or maybe the front, it’s hard to tell in that car. Either way, it’s moving forward in violent lurches. An 8-bit sun floats like a beach ball through the air before exploding into a cloud of confetti.
What Shouldn’t I Be?
I am a slightly over-sized throw pillow on your rich aunt’s chaise lounge.
Process is actually really good by the way. Listen below.