Curated by Stereolab
Tom Skinner has been a staple of the burgeoning underground music scene for the better part of the past twenty years, having performed alongside musicians such as fellow Le Guess Who? performer Jonny Greenwood (on The Smile), and with acclaimed jazz group Sons of Kemet, of which he is a founding member. But it was only last year that Skinner released a record under his own name, the dazzling ‘Voices of Bishara’. The album title was inspired by the American cellist Abdul Wadud's solo album 'By Myself', released on his own Bisharra label in 1978, which, fittingly, Skinner listened to repeatedly during the pandemic. Skinner’s work is a piece of make-shift beauty, necessary to a grim world.
Photography by André Baumecker