You may not know the name Tiombe Lockhart, but if you’ve listened closely over the last several years, you’ve probably heard her voice. She emerged after studying at New York’s New School as a solo artist with self releases like The Tiombe Lockhart Bootleg and Queen of Doom, and she began to cement her own sultry, progressive sound. She spent considerable time as part of PPP with Waajeed and Co., creating some music that is still being discovered by soul fans worlwide. Most recently she has been focusing on her electro’d out group Cubic Zirconia.
Augustus & Me is her latest solo project, and first since Queen of Doom. Presented in conjunction with Kenny Fresh and Fresh Selects, I’ll let the Portland taste-maker introduce the project:
“Augustus & Me plays like a somewhat trippy, lo-fi love letter – one that was crafted at home over some riddims by dub master, Augustus Pablo. From pillowy whispers to an unbridled roar, in classic Tiombe fashion, the EP bleeds & bruises just as much as it eases & swoons – moving thru the stages of blind optimism, to a worry-filled devotion, & ending w/ a sludgy, debris-filled closer that could either be the breakdown or the climax (or both) – either way, it begs for “a little more & leaves us feeling just the same.”
We’re streaming “A Love Like This,” a re-fix of Pablo’s “555 Dub Street,” but you can download the rest of the project over at Fresh Selects, as well as tons of other goodies.