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LORD ECHO - Melodies 2LP


LORD ECHO - Melodies 2LP

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This debut album by New Zealand producer Lord Echo is a variety of boogie, funk, psychedelic dub , futuristic soul, nu-jazz, and African rhythms. This release became a cult classic through word of mouth (guess it never reached me in 2012), made known by Gilles Peterson on his BBC Radio 1 show, Richard Dorfmeister (of Dorfmeister & Kruger, as you can imagine this was big in Germany) and Oliver Lang of Soulsides. Vinyl copies are hard to find now, I consider myself lucky, made a trade, lucky and happy, this one is in my world. There are a variety of instrumental and vocal tracks weaved in, some great vocals I might add, from Leila Adu and Mara TK and Lisa Tomlin with a nice cover version of  Pharoah Sanders "The Creator Has a Master Plan" (everybody seems to love to cover that one). A great album for a music lover, player, collector, made by someone who loves music, for everyone who are serious listeners and lovers of music.

"Lord Echo thoughtfully incorporates club reggae rhythms and a production aesthetic redolent of the '60s into an expansive pool of sounds that draws from 1970s West African clubs, quiet storm-era Motown, Caribbean disco and more." - Pitchfork

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