From the intimacy of piano and voice to explosive, bass heavy electronic pop melodrama, Jinadu is bringing a new flavour to modern music. With influences stemming from his childhood as a cathedral chorister and a voracious appetite for all forms of music, old and new, you'll struggle to find an artist with such wide musical horizons.
Singer Jinadu and producer Kirk Degiorgio first collaborated on the As One album 21st Century Soul (Ubiquity) in 2001. Both have worked mainly in the electronic genre recording for a wide range of labels from Mo Wax to Bitches Brew and Far Out. The Beauty Room came about through continued collaboration, with Degiorgio sending Jinadu sketches with increasingly unusual progressions. Jinadu enhanced with catchy melodies, hooks and layers of rich harmonies. The pair has returned to the studio to write and record the follow up to the acclaimed first album, which continues to draw on the Golden Age 60s/70s West Coast influences of their debut, whilst setting the songs in utterly modern productions.
Combining traditional craftsmanship and modern electronics, it stands uniquely alone, there's timeless urban sophistication alongside a strong cerebral groove reminiscent of Steely Dan. What The Beauty Room achieve here is a similar blend of sharp-creased strut and spiritual meditation, all of it laced with plenty of that most essential yet indefinable alchemical element, soul.
Fans of singer/songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and the West-Coast scene will revel in the down tempo eloquence. Beauty Room II is Lush, romantic Rotary Connection type psychedelic soul beautiful played, sung and produced. Warm, human and spaciously beautiful, The Beauty Room will take you on a journey past wonderfully familiar landmarks to a place you've never quite been before.
On The Beauty Room:
"Brilliant buried treasure to pleasure the cochleas of Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers and Brian Wilson fans" - The Guardian
"Something different, something fresh - exactly what is needed in music right now. Stunning, proper music" - Gilles Peterson, BBC 6 Music
"I'm absolutely blown away by them. If ever a band's name summed up its music, this is it" - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
'The Beauty Room' (Peacefrog 2006)
'The Beauty Room II' (Far Out 2012)