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Henrietta Smith-Rolla is a British born Ghanaian/Russian/German artist, composer, producer, andDJ based in Manchester, UK, frequently working under the name AFRODEUTSCHE.Her polyrhythmic compositions integrate a wide array of musical genres, including Afrofuturisticelectro and techno, classical solo piano and Detroit legacy house; all memorable journeys intodeep, abstracted sound.Henrietta has written and performed scores for films and documentaries including the BAFTAnominated € Kamali' about a young girl skateboarder in India, and renowned earth documentary € Baraka'. Her soundtrack for 'Kamali' is now released on SA Recordings, the label arm of SpitfireAudio.Across six minimalist sketches, Henrietta uses recurrent themes and motifs to craft gentlemelancholia in unconventional forms, and in reducing her setup to just the piano, we are given aglimpse into a different side of her musicality. Using a simple arrangement of sparse harmoniesand delicate melodies, Kamali distills moments of serenity into a series of introspectivewanderings.Accompanying the 10" and digital release is a sample library created for composers andproducers. The collection of manipulated synth sounds further illuminates much of Henrietta'swriting process as a self-taught musician and composer. Inspired by her work with the Kyma sounddesign environment, it's a set of tools for compositional storytelling, based around colour. Her aimis to offer a new perspective and a sense of freedom for those delving into the library, no mattertheir level of experience.
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