TRACK PREMIERE: JOHN CARROLL KIRBY “POROY STATION”
Keyboardist John Carroll Kirby has been previously involved in collaborations with Blood Orange, Connan Mockasin and Solange, but now he’s about to release his debut solo album—like the title implies, it’s an expansive instrumental tour of the world. “Poroy Station” is glowing with new-age fusion energy—the kind of thing that would’ve fit right between Napoleon Cherry and Harry Case, had either of those albums ever made it to stores. (Otherwise: maybe a California-facing beach in Japan circa 1986?) Kirby performs at RBMA’s showcase for the Outside Insight label tonight with Open Beta—get tickets here! And Kirby’s Travel is out Fri., Oct. 27, on Outside Insight—get it here!