Sounds of the Universe – Art + Sound 2012-15 | Album Review

Sounds of the Universe: Art + Sound 2012-15
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Artist: Various
Genre: R&B / Soul
Label: Soul Jazz

Those with an ear for future sounds and shapes will already be acquainted with Art + Sound, the series of limited-edition 12-inch singles from London’s Sounds of the Universe shop and label.

This compilation aims to bring their craftwork to a wider audience, with the first of the two CDs focusing on the boutique label’s releases to date and the other collating newer material.

There's little to link the participants bar the label ties, which means you get superfried Afrofunk from Bllud Relations (Cold Like the Baron), dubby house rolling from Seven Davis Jr (Come and Go) and an impeccable dancefloor jam from Tevo Howard (Summer Romance).

A real highlight here is the mesmerising Staat Aus Glas from Kassem Mosse, a track full of cosmic rhythm and flow.