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Moody and majestic

June 6, 2017

Changing things up (a little) from the more electronically driven recent posts, but no less shimmery, here we have the new album from Slow Dancer, 'In A Mood,' released this Friday on ATO Records.

 

Vocally, Simon Okely has a touch of Arthur Russell to him, while the melodies bring to mind some of Paddy McAloon's most reflective moments. There's a fuzzy R&B tone that calls to mind Conan Mockasin, while the bass sound makes me think, first and foremost, of Metronomy.  There's a certain air of their 2011 LP, 'The English Riviera', to this. Albeit with a more expansive Australian coast from which to draw inspiration. I don't mean to reference so heavily, just trying to paint a picture. How does the quote (attributed to many different people) go? "writing about music is like dancing about architecture..."

 

In A Mood is an expansive and ambitious LP, a record for road trips with no defined destination. 

 

Slow Dancer - In A Mood, is released on ATO Records this Friday, pre-order available HERE

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