Duval Timothy

2 Sim

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Record Label
Carrying Colour

About this item

Duval Timothy releases a highly requested repress of his 2018 EP "2 Sim" on split colour heavyweight vinyl via Carrying Colour records.

The project’s title is taken from a Krio phrase that refers to Sierra Leoneans of dual nationality as mobile phones that have two sim cards.

The project was recorded in Sierra Leone and the UK and features Duval’s piano compositions married with field recordings made in and around the landscape of the capital city Freetown as well as interviews with Duval’s family and friends who explore their relationship to the idea of being a ‘2 Sim’.

Botany Rd creates a musical soundscape through a walk with friends starting from the urban centre of Freetown up into the hills through small farming communities.

First Rain takes a field recording of the rain arriving at Duval’s home in Freetown at the end of the dry season. The weather cycle echoing Duval’s cycle of migration between the UK and West-Africa.

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: A truly intriguing and captivating slice of mellow jazz spruced with field records and spoken word from Sierra Leone. The result transports you to the humid streets, full of chatter and exotic scents, but also offers some interesting opinions on dual nationality and such like. A brilliantly thoughtful release.

TRACK LISTING

A1. 2 Sim 
A2. Botany Rd 
B1. All Things 
B2. First Rain 

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