The Garden CD
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Nostalgia 77 aka Ben Lamdin first burst onto the scene with his heavy, new funk based sound in 2002. Unleashing a string of club friendly tracks on Tru Thoughts hugely influential 7Sevens imprint, he then followed suit with his seminal debut LP entitled Songs For My Funeral in February 2004. Swiftly moving away from the distinctive raw funk of his previous singles, Songs For My Funeral saw him branching out to explore a more downtempo and jazz infused style. The success of the album thus encouraged him to progress with this approach for his second album offering, The Garden. A style which he describes as "a combination of soul and jazz composition with computer based production techniques".
"Coming from producing hip hop style beats I'd always heard snippets of jazz tracks I loved. This LP was a way of doing some jazz tracks which did what I wanted from start to finish."
Nostalgia 77 is aiming for an edgy sound whilst continuing to search for a more personal expression. His influences include free and spiritual jazz ; Sun Ra, Coltrane, AACM , Don Cherry, Ornett Coleman , Archie Shepp, Mingus, Max Roach, British Jazz musicians like Keith Tippet and Graham Collier, as well as 60's funk and soul and Afro sounds.
Includes cover of The White Stripes 'Seven Nation Army' Featuring Alice Russell on vocals.
"Nothing short of a touch of genius!" IDJ Magazine "An absolute blinder. Essential!" Straight No Chaser "Brightons answer to DJ Shadow." BBCi Collective "Inspired and funky as hell!" Groove Armada "Nostalgia 77 has created a unique, melancholy and wonderful sonic world." The Big Chill
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Alice Russell's voice is excellent, the musicians are very good, but they sound like they're not even in the same county as each other. This sense of disconnection is evident in other places, and if deliberate is an effect I don't much care for (you might, however). This coupled with poorly mastered bass sounds that produce rattles in most of my playing equipment, apart from my high end Hi-fi seperate system, make for a decidedly mediocre listening experience.
The music, however is very good. Catchy rythms abound, with some very nice progressions, but the texture of the sound again lets it down.
The production is shoddy, the musicians seem to periodically forget how to play their instruments (especially the trumpet player, who I'm not sure ever knew how to play in the first place), the arrangements are dull and often in a similar vain, and the featuring of Alice Russel does not show off her capabilities as a vocalist at all.
I've given the album 2 starts for the fact that there are a few nice musical ideas, and that Nostalgia 77 have managed to write, produce and release an album - which is a trick business.
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