Director Terence Nance announces his debut album VORTEX and shares the first song “In Contemplation Of Claire’s Scent.” The jazz-based song is one long jam that breaks in its instrumental glory with P-Funk esque and rap vocals. His first EP, Things I Never Had came out in 2020 but VORTEX is a full-length effort. Nick Hakim, Brandee Younger, Nelson Bandela, Serpentwithfeet, Nick Semrad and Raja Kassis joing Nance on the project. He says,
“V O R T E X is a sonic tool that I made so that I can play it for myself and balance my energy between masculine and feminine; creative and destructive; domination and submission; right and left; sun and moon; day and night: opposing energies generally. The album intends to use sound, melody, song, incantation, etc. to rebalance the self and each other throughout the constant circular movement of life.”
In 2012, Nance released his first film, An Oversimplication Of Her Beauty, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and entered theaters in 2013. He is currently working on the second season of his HBO series Random Acts Of Kindness. Nance is also a partner in The Ummah Chroma Creative Partners with filmmakers Nanette Nelms, Bradford Young, Mishka Brown and Jenn Nkiru.
VORTEX will be released on August 19th via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label.