From the opening, stuttering seconds of Sport, Powell makes one thing clear; this isn’t going to be easy. If you’re seeking music to sway to, you’ll have to find it. Each bruising listen will be rewarded. And, undoubtedly, this is part of the record’s utter breakneck joy, perhaps not a phrase usually associated with a collection of Powell songs on first listen. Sport’s genre-spanning odyssey is undeniable and infectious, if only for all the fun Oscar Powell appears to be having melding it all together in astounding fashion. Since his first forays into the music scene, from tentative solo productions to newly established record label boss, Powell has strived to do something different and utterly confounding. In Sport, he’s surpassed that entirely – here’s an album that is truly special.
Buy: Powell – Sport