Jim Carroll

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Now Playing – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ

Tunes from Ensemble Ériu, Breach, Dawson Smith, Monkey Safari and Kwes (pictured)

Fri, Nov 1, 2013, 09:02


Ensemble Ériu “Ensemble Ériu” (Raelach)

Fresh threads for old sounds as Ensemble Ériu recast trad with jazz, ambient and classical stitching.

Breach “Everything You Never Had” (Warner Music)

Swinging a la mode house from Ben Westbeech with rich, evocative vocals from Andreya Triana.

Kwes “Ilp” (Warp)

Magnificent electronic symphonies from Kwesi Sey

Dawson Smith “I Don’t Know If I Can Make It” (Original Roadshow)

Rip-roaring northern soul rare groove from the one-time nuclear reactor factory worker and member of The Jivers.

Monkey Safari “Coming Down” (Ministry of Sound)

Slo-mo house thriller from the German producers making fine use of a Justin “Bon Iver” Vernon vocal sample.