Composer and producer Colin Mansfield has been active in the Minneapolis scene since moving to Minnesota from his native London in the early ’70s. In the late ’70s he was one of the founding members of the iconic Punk/New Wave band Fine Art, in which he played guitar. At the same time, started producing albums and demos for the likes of Hüsker Dü and the Hypstrz.
Colin’s new album, Millions, was conceived as a semi-autobiographical non-sequential story. Almost everything on the album has some reference to the composer’s early life.
The final track on the album is called Floating, a perfect name for an almost Acid Jazz feel. Its choir harkens back to the early ’60s, when Colin would go to Shepheard’s Bush Market in Southwest London, hearing snatches of the hottest jazz albums drifting from the record stores, while the child’s voice goes to the mid- to late sixties, when experimenting with psychedelics was the entertainment of choice.