Late For Sum is the second release from Kincaid Featuring Blancmange, a father/son duo consisting of Joe Arthur (Kincaid) and Neil Arthur from electronic band Blancmange. Their debut single ‘Big Fat Head’ came out in spring 2019 on Moscoman’s Disco Halal imprint, receiving support from Pete Tong on Radio 1.
This six track mini-album is led by the dubby, atmospheric title track, inspired by thoughts on a near future vision of post-referendum Britain. It describes a ‘shutters down’ land, where there’s economic change but also a sense of detachment, isolation and anger. At the same time and in contrast, we are surrounded by the influences of a multi-cultural society from “Country & Western to Eastern and African.” The album also includes a new remix by Kincaid of ‘Late For Sum’, as well as the 4 remixes he was commissioned for on Blancmange tracks over the last 2 years: ‘What’s The Time?’, ‘Distant Storm’, ‘Not A Priority’ and ‘I Smashed Your Phone’, taken from the albums Unfurnished Rooms (2017) and Wanderlust (2018). All these are compiled on vinyl and CD for the first time.
Meanwhile, Kincaid’s solo output has encompassed a diverse yet recognisable style of enigmatic soundscapes and dance floor anomalies. There’s also an underlying post punk influence, heavily reflected in his DJ sets and previous releases through Futureboogie, Disco Halal and Aeon.