Announced today, ‘Emulsion’ is the debut album by Anatole – 26-year-old Jonathan Baker. Drawing inspiration from his jazz and classical background, combined with electronic soul and dynamic beat-driven production; the album is set for release on 15th March on MKX.
Raised amongst the dramatic natural surroundings of the Blue Mountains, just outside of Sydney, Anatole grew up engrossed in his natural environment, isolated from technological luxuries. Long days exploring the boundless bushland imbued him with a deep love for both the grand and cinematic scale of big ecosystems, and the fine beauty in the minutiae of the smallest organisms and patterns. It is this same balance between the giant and the infinitesimal that permeates his grand and finely detailed musical productions.
Championed by influential beatsmith Ta-ku and supported by Mary Anne Hobbs, Nemone and Tom Ravenscroft on BBC 6 Music, Anatole has remixed tracks by Lucy Rose, Aquilo, and rising Australian artists Odette and Japanese Wallpaper. In his home country, Anatole has supported Majical Cloudz, Kllo, Gordi, No Mono, Vallis Alps and has been announced as the official support on Ólafur’s Australian tour. Following up from European dates, Anatole played live with his trio at Metaphonica, a new event at Central Saint Martins London, last autumn.
Emulsion is released on LP, CD and digital on 15th March 2019.