Bring Backs

Alfa Mist - Bring Backs
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2021 Ratings: #317 / 429
User Score
Based on 67 ratings
2021 Ratings: #222
Liked by 2 people
April 23, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Anti- / Label
Nu Jazz / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

For Bring Backs, Mist moved to the Anti- label, a shift that finds him further expanding his evocative brand of organic, hip-hop jazz.

80
Crack Magazine
As ruminating as it is dynamic, Alfa Mist’s latest endeavour will have little difficulty pulling you into his orbit.
70
Loud and Quiet
Alfa Mist welcomes the listener into his world with an album that is warm, accessible and thought-provoking.
70
Exclaim!

Alfa Mist weaves masterfully from threads of nostalgia, but Bring Backs, when you unravel it, is more of an ode to faith and resilience than a mournful remark on what is gone.

60
Mojo

A real sense of progression on this self-taught British jazz pianist's fourth LP, packed with skittering genre fusions ... A melancholic air pervades Misty's untutored playing and soul-searching raps.

avernannes
71
★★★★★★★☆☆☆
7.1/10

If Khruangbin made jazz: very steady percussion, rather simple melodies and not very adventurous instrument arrangement, but overall a solid and enjoyable record, with the biggest highlights on tracks like "Run Outs" and "Attune". Alfa Mist doesn't drop below a certain level, but "Bring Backs" is yet another example of a record that would have made a lot better without the features in my opinion.
Jamobo
75
Alfa Sekitoleko, better known as Alfa Mist, returns with his third full length project

While previous projects had more of a revolving door of players, this project sees Mist really solidify his core band members. With Jamie Leeming playing guitar on 8 tracks; Kaya Thomas-Dyke playing bass on 7; Junior Alli Balogun on percussion 6 times; Johnny Woodham on trumpet 6 times and Jamie Houghton on drums 5 times. We also get Sam Rapley playing bass clarinet on 4 tracks and tenor saxophone on another ... read more
DareG
79
Alfa Mist returns with more of the same, a tight, funky jazz hip hop hybrid. As with previous releases, I tend to prefer the instrumental tracks.

Standouts: Coasting, Attune, Run Outs, Teki

Dropouts: none
TheCarioca
71
Teki - 4/5
People (feat. Kaya Thomas-Dyke) - 3/5
Mind the Gap (feat. Lex Amor) - 3/5
Run Outs - 5/5 ❤
Last Card (Bumper Cars) - 3/5
Coasting - 4/5
Attune - 3/5
Once a Year - 4/5
Organic Rust - 3/5
caitofgoodhope
75
good old alfa mist
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Added on: January 19, 2021