Released on 25th February via On-U Sound vs Tectonic Recordings, ‘Man Vs. Sofa’ is the second album by two undeniable heavyweights in UK bass music – Adrian Sherwood and Rob Ellis aka Pinch.
‘Man Vs. Sofa’ is the most fully-realised representation of their collective vision to date. Arguably more cohesive and focused than its predecessor ‘Late Night Endless’, this is an album tooled equally for the bodyblow of the sound system stack and the intimacy of headphone meditation.
Of the making of this album, Pinch comments, “Having spent around five years working together, our work flow has developed and improved considerably, and we both feel that the music we’re making now is something neither of us could or would do alone. Adrian has amassed a bunch of new (old) studio equipment over the last couple of years too, so there’s been a lot more stuff to play about with, and that’s expressed in some of the directions the tracks go in. I hope it resonates with listeners as much as it does with us.” Sherwood concurs: “I’m really proud of ‘Man Vs. Sofa’ – Pinch and I have developed a proper great sound together and this is a real step forward.”
You can listen to ‘Lies’ featuring Lee Scratch Perry below;