Romare’s music combines a seriousness of intent with a thrilling immediacy. The discovery of revered American collagist Romare Bearden at university was a lightning bolt moment, as is revealed by the moniker he chose for himself. More importantly, Bearden’s collages inspired the young musician to pursue a similar technique in his productions, harnessing its power to illuminate and assert through re-contextualisation. Romare caused a stir with two vinyl EP releases on the excellent Black Acre label, Meditations on Afrocentrism (2012) and Love Songs: Part One (2013). A true artist, he moves the mind as much as the feet, its sense of detail married to its mood, melody and passion.