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NOSTALGIA 77: EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN

Nostalgia 77

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UK release date 16.04.2007

This new 9 tracker should see Lamdin continue his upward trajectory. Whilst retaining a commitment to emotive music, he’s started to articulate his passion with vocals.

There are three instrumental cuts on the set, with the title tune featuring some sensitive piano from Ross Stanley. But it’s the vocals tracks that provoke most interest. Four of the six are down to Lizzy Parks, who seems happy to play the role of the fifties chanteuse. Her laconic delivery is perfect for “Stop To Make A Change” and is offset by the edgy, tense instrumentation. The two remaining cuts are vocalized by Beth Rowley. On “Quiet Dawn” she does her best Bjork impression while on “Steps Of The Sun” her mood perfectly matches the song’s loose and languid feel. Lamdin grandly describes his music as “Portishead meets Charles Mingus”. You can make up your own minds but it certainly chills and challenges in equal amounts.
Words Bill Buckley

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