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My Mind is Already Gone (2015)

On 31, May 2015 | In Artists on Artists | By jane

Uncle Bobby 2

As soon as I hit play, I realise this song is already gone, gone to the realms of ordinary reality. Uncle Bobby opens this masterpiece with an ocean of psychedelic bliss, filling the waterbed for the pillows of bass and drums that drop right when you want them to. Eighteen-year-old Robert Downie (I kid you not) plays his own sitar; it sits eerily beneath the smooth synthesiser soundscape. The beat is sensitively jilted, and the bass glides smoothly between high and low registers, making the fatness count when it really goes down.

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Comet, Come to Me (2014)

On 31, Jul 2014 | In Artists on Artists | By jane

Meshell cover

Multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Meshell Ndegeocello has been a constant inspiration to musicians across the globe for more than two decades. Whilst she may not be a household name, it’s this semi-obscurity as an artist that allows her to be continuously original, eclectic and experimental. Her latest record, ‘Comet, Come to Me’ is no exception. Merging hip-hop, reggae, funk, soul, dub, jazz, electro, pop, blues, country, ambient, avant-garde—the list goes on—her eleventh studio album is the best yet for those who want to sample the full spectrum of Meshell’s complementary sonic palette.

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