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Made In Pieces

by Pieces of a Man

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released July 12, 2019

‘Made In Pieces’ is the debut album from Manchester six-strong soul collective, Pieces of a Man.

Electronically manipulating and pushing the sonic boundaries of a conventional soul band, the group create immersive textured soundscapes, built with elements of hip-hop, funk, R&B, gospel choirs and neo-soul. The LP is produced by legendary mastermind Zed Bias aka Maddslinky, who has hailed it as “one of the best records I’ve been part of in 20 odd years.”

Lead single “Nothing To Lose” is a meeting of R&B instrumentation and anthemic gospel, with a hook that elevates the song to the heavens. Cited by the band as one of the most “soul-affirming recording sessions of [their] career”, the track features a wealth of talent including Harleighblu (Tru Thoughts), Misha B (X-Factor), Amp Fiddler (George Clinton’s Parliament and Funkadelic), Tyler Daley (Children Of Zeus), DaBRIDGE and Eloise Bridge — true Manchester gospel and R&B veterans — and emerging Mancunian talents, Nicole Battick and Prima.

Tackling themes of identity, self-expression and perception, ‘Made In Pieces’ is an “ode to you being you and owning it”. Putting their own identity under the microscope, the band carry the torch of going against the grain of expectation: “I can still be defined as a soul musician despite not having had certain experiences throughout my life or looking a certain way”, Pils (Illya Gosling) on keyboards/sax explains. The album encompasses a wide pallet of genres from gospel and choral soundscapes to neo-soul, jazz-funk and even elements of French house, whilst rooted in a musical diet of past and present soul inspirations.


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Pieces of a Man Manchester, UK

Pieces of a Man are a six strong soul collective based in Manchester, UK. With an eclectic mix of raw instrumentation and real time self-sample manipulation the band create an immersive, textured sound, built with hiphop, funk, neo-soul soundscapes.

Now signed to TruThoughts with the upcoming release of their debut album, Made in Pieces, produced by Zed Bias.
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