Jim Coles has announced ‘Self’, his third album under the Om Unit moniker and the follow up to his ‘Inversion’ LP which came out on Metalheadz in 2014. ‘Self’ is Jim Coles' first album on his own Cosmic Bridge label.
The Bristol artist has produced under various monikers but Om Unit, the name which he releases warped, forward thinking drum ‘n’ bass under, has been his most enduring. Thematically, ‘Self’ was inspired by ideas self-healing, and the vision the self as an egg. Coles later realized this was a Jungian archetype, a psychological meme.
Musically, the album draws from dubwise, drum ‘n’ bass, bass music and ‘80s-style ambient soundscapes. As with much Om Unit’s work, the presence dystopian science fiction hangs heavy.
Manchester’s DRS, whom Coles calls “one the realest lyricists in drum & bass,” features on ‘Make Believe’ while Amos from A/T/O/S lends her soulful tones to ‘What Can I Be’.
Om Unit’s ‘Self’ will be released on October 27. Preorder the album
Listen to 'Out Of The Shadows' below.