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A Journey Too Far (Limited Bundle)
~ Nostalgia 77
- Label: Tru Thoughts
- Cat Number: TRU284Bundle
* + free album MP3 download.
|What Do You Know||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Crescent City||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Dont Run||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Your Love Weighs A Tonne||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Backlash||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Ramshackle Rose||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|My Lord||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Medicine Chest||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|An Angel With No Halo||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|One||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
|Like Dark To Light||Buy MP3 £0.50||L 1|
Here we have a beautiful Nostalgia 77 bundle consiting of;
1 X Signed LP (With 7'' Included)
1 X CD
1 X Limited Edition Postcard
1 X Limited Edition Song Manuscript (Totally Exclusive to this Bundle)
‘A Journey Too Far’ is out on 10th February 2014. The fifth studio LP from Benedic Lamdin under his main Nostalgia 77 moniker, this album finds the respected producer, composer, songwriter and guitarist further developing his creative partnership with rising German singer Josa Peit, whose rich, quirky lead vocals grace nine of the 11 tracks; with country-soul supremo Jeb Loy Nichols (Island) singing the remaining two in his loose and charismatic style.
Following a live album preview - a sold-out live three night residency at London’s Vortex in October - the lead single was “An Angel With No Halo” in December; this stirring slice of noir-ish psychedelic folk epitomised the truly unique flavour of the record, gaining early support from Huey Morgan, John Kennedy, Jamie Cullum, DJ Mag and Potholes In My Blog; and a stunning Prince Fatty Dub remix saw the revered Hollie Cook producer weaving the scintillating track into a pulsating haze. Continuing to build the buzz, a series of international album exclusives recently aired on BBC Radio 2 (UK), FIP (France), Radio Eins (Germany) and KCRW (US), unveiling more tracks to great acclaim.
The near future brings a free download of album opener “What Do You Know” (w/c 20th January, details TBA) plus confirmed appearances including an XFM session and a full band set at Tru Thoughts’ 15th Birthday @ Koko (22nd Feb).
In addition to his own studio albums and esoteric side-projects (the most recent of which, Nostalgia 77 and the Monster, led to heavy 6Music play from Stuart Maconie, and a live session for Cerys Matthews), Lamdin is constantly in demand as a producer and engineer. 2013 saw him lending his production talents to Valerie June, Teotima, Lizbet Sempa, Jason Yarde, Gail Brand, Robert Stillman and Brass Mask; as well as a range of work with Jamie Cullum, a relationship that has evolved from the latter’s long time admiration and support for Nostalgia 77 on his BBC Radio 2 show. Having produced two tracks on 'Momentum' (Island), Cullum’s current crossover LP featuring Roots Manuva, Lamdin has also recorded a complete album with the star, set for release this year.
Nostalgia 77’s last studio album, 2011’s ‘The Sleepwalking Society’, introduced him to a wider audience than ever, by dint of refreshing blues and folk influences and the decision to complete his band with Josa Peit – the perfect interpreter of his songs - where he had previously featured numerous guests. Media support abounded, with radio play across BBC 6Music, Radio 2, FIP, Radio Nova, KCRW and more. ‘A Journey Too Far’ builds on this success, melding inspirations from the English folk and psychedelic scene to the ‘60s orchestral pop of Gainsbourg and Axelrod. A poetic, highly visual lyricism – touching here on love, familial ties, folklore and existential queries of disengagement and security - is noticeably developed, complemented by his lauded instincts as a composer. The Nostalgia 77 band comprises the cream of London talent, including drummer Tim Giles, bassist/arranger Riaan Vosloo (Examples of Twelves), reeds player James Allsopp and Ross Stanley on Hammond, and additional backing vocals come from Sony signed Beth Rowley, a Nostalgia 77 collaborator of old who has since risen to chart stardom.
Gripping instrumentals, deft production and Peit’s intuitive vocals lend this album an enigmatic pull, from the delightful bobbing and weaving intro of first track “What Do You Know” and throughout the ebb and flow of the record. Horn arrangements, which hint at Nostalgia 77’s jazz roots, add a strident quality to blues excursions like “Backlash” and “Your Love Weighs a Tonne”, “Ramshackle Rose” and classic-sounding Jeb Loy Nichols number “Don’t Run”; seamlessly interplaying with delicate, acoustic guitar-led songs such as “Crescent City”, the fresh-faced “One” and the delicate, dark lullaby “Like Dark To Light” which closes the album in a sense of beautiful suspense.
Aside from her work in the Nostalgia 77 band, Josa Peit is a rising star of the German scene, with increasing international recognition and releases on Berlin techno/house collective Brandt Brauer Frick’s The Gym label.
8.5/10 – DJ MAG // “Inventive and accessible” – 4 STARS - THE OBSERVER // “Super cool” - 4 STARS – METRO
“The future of the industry is people like Nostalgia 77” – JAMIE CULLUM (BBC RADIO 2) //
“I think it’s great!” – GUY GARVEY (BBC 6MUSIC / ELBOW) // “Wonderful” – CERYS MATTHEWS (BBC 6MUSIC) “Always good to have Nostalgia 77 back” – GILLES PETERSON (BBC 6MUSIC) // “Mind-blowing” - XLR8R
( …Recent praise for Nostalgia 77)