Album of the Week: Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids

Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids

Do you fall in love often? With music? I do and while it feels like a regular occurrence, I can fall for the wrong song. I fell in love with Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids’ An Angel Fell the very first time I listened through. And I fell hard.

I can say with some confidence that this is a lasting love, seeing I’ve listening to this lovely recording about 8 gazillion times. And that was just yesterday.

Here are some words from Ackamoor:

The songs explore global themes that are important to me and to us all: the rise of catastrophic climate change and our lack of concern for our planet, loss of innocence and separation… but positive themes too, the healing power of music, collective action and the simple beauty of nature.”

He had me at “the healing power of music.” I can hear lineage here, and if you’re a fan of cosmic jazz I suggest you ready your heart and wallet for An Angel Fell.




Did I mention I love this record? Have you seen the film Ex Machina? If you have you’ll understand what I’m about to say and if you haven’t, just think “Turing Test.” In my opinion, if you can sit still and/or not smile when listening to the the track “Papryus”, you have failed the Turing Test.