Jim Coles has announced âSelfâ, his third album under the Om Unit moniker and the follow up to his âInversionâ LP which came out on Metalheadz in 2014. âSelfâ 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 ânâ bass under, has been his most enduring. Thematically, âSelfâ 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 ânâ bass, bass music and â80s-style ambient soundscapes. As with much Om Unitâs work, the presence dystopian science fiction hangs heavy.
Manchesterâs DRS, whom Coles calls âone the realest lyricists in drum & bass,â features on âMake Believeâ while Amos from A/T/O/S lends her soulful tones to âWhat Can I Beâ.
Om Unitâs âSelfâ will be released on October 27. Preorder the album
Listen to 'Out Of The Shadows' below.