Melbourne beatsmith Hieronymus Dros announces new instrumental funk album

Melbourne beatsmith Hieronymus Dros announces new instrumental funk album

He’s also delivered a taste of what’s to come with the first single off the album, ‘The Last Hurrah’.

Melbourne beatmaker Andrew Allister has announced the debut album under his moniker Hieronymus Dros. Titled The Age Of Hieronymus, the album is an instrumental smorgasbord of hip hop, funk, neo-soul and jazz fusion.

Bursting with everything from guitar and sax solos to mystic sitar segments and subtle flute accents, the 17-track album is an aural journey traversing a range of genres and musical influences.

Interweaving analogue synth with lush string sections and funky organ backings, The Age Of Hieronymus is the product of its eclectic global influences spanning multiple decades.

To give you a taste of what he’s got up his sleeve, Hieronymus Dros has dropped the first single from his forthcoming album, titled ‘The Last Hurrah’.

A funkadelic concoction of bass, horns, saxophone, keys, and talk-box, it’s a sonic trip into another dimension.

“When I created it, the saxophonist and guitarist both played the main melody without my direction,” says Allister of the track. “I love everything about this composition, it’s like a motion picture.”

Listen to ‘The Last Hurrah’ below.

The Age Of Hieronymus is out on June 5. Pre-order a copy via Hieronymus Dros’ Bandcamp

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