Contour – Nigga Won’t Reach Mars

South Carolina-based Contour lands on London’s Touching Bass with Onwards!, billed as “an evocative, twelve-track journey through black art both past and contemporary with soul, electronics and archival material at its core.” Nigga Won’t Reach Mars is enjoyably downbeat, and sounds like a lost Dummy-era Portishead b-side, albeit with Contour’s smooth vocal replacing Beth Gibbons’ harrowing wail.