All Good Demons is the second solo release from alternative rapper and producer Bernard James. At 10 songs he works carefully through personal and relatable stories exploring loneliness, creative blocks, relationships, family, friendships and city life. All Good Demons is a head nod to how personally exploitative working on creative practice can be to feelings which are self destructive. Self doubt, low self esteem, unhealthy lifestyles and bad character traits born of context and choices are anchors in his lyrical content and electronic soundscapes.
Bernard James taps into influences such as Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Buck 65, Cadence Weapon, Depeche Mode to guide us through All Good Demons.
"Bernard James comes with some pretty unconventional and brutally honest lyricism. Part poetry, part spoken word, part rap and he’s from the UK." Luke HC, Holdin' Court
"production that you don’t hear a ton of rappers rapping over" Patrick's Music Blog
Marking his first solo venture since 2012’s Ships Will Pass in the Night, a record which saw him excel on the spoken word circuit, compete in poetry slams and win the Lyrix Organix Summer Slam of 2012. Never one to rest he’s been busy producing an indie London radio show, Paper Cuts, as well as releasing two records, Love Sick and Feel Cool Forever, with his band Adventures Of... released through Preciptoman Records.
Handling production and creative control of the album Bernard James has created All Good Demons to be an energetic and deep record. Heavy on hooks and built for live performance.
released February 14, 2016
Written, produced & mixed by: Bernard James
Mastered by: Francis Kimberley
Artwork by: Stephen Maurice Graham
Record Label: Preciptoman Records