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Harleighblu x StarkillerAmorine ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
Maybe the sharpest set so far from Harleighblu – a record that's got the soul singer working here with Starkiller, who brings a sharpness to the music that really sets her vocals free! The lady's always had a bit of a bit in the way she puts over a tune, but that seems to be even more the case here – as the tunes bristle with this kind of crackling cosmic funk that has as much electricity as Harleighblu seems to bring to her vocals even without any sort of production help – a bristle to the music that keeps things nice and raw throughout! Titles include "Amorine", "Set Yourself Free", "Without You", "Middle Of The Road", "Life Fast Die Young", and "Finish Me". CD

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MoonchildPlease Rewind ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Really really wonderful work from Moonchild – even better than we remember from the first time around! The group have this perfect balance of vocals and jazzy instrumentation – played by a trio who handle all the instruments themselves, then produce the whole set – in support of vocalist Amber Navran, who also plays tenor on the record! Rhythms are spare and crackling – never overdone, and just the right sort of laidback funk for Navran's wonderful vocals – sliding out in this smooth, slinky way that has plenty of jazz undercurrents, and no sort of commercial styles at all. A decade ago, these guys might have been headed towards major label stardom – but it's the indie, underground nature of the record that's going to keep them strong for years – as you'll hear on cuts that include "The Truth", "Nobody", "More Than Ever", "Winter Breeze", "Just A Minute", "Moonlight", and "I'll Make It Easy". CD

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SeshenFlames & Figures ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of the most soulful acts in years from the Tru Thoughts label – and that's saying a lot, given that most of their records are pretty darn soulful! Seshun have kind of a crispy, contemporary vibe – tunes that aren't afraid to hang onto a hook, but which also have all the forward-thinking production elements that you'd expect if you know any of their labelmates – a blend that makes the catchy lead female vocals still feel wonderfully fresh, and quite far from mainstream R&B. Bassist Akiyosi Ehara produced the record, but all the words were written by singer Lalin St Juste – whose charms are the real draw to our ears! Titles include "Distant Heart", "Right Here", "Spectacle", "Flames & Figures", "Already Gone", "Other Spaces", and "Firewalker". (New Grooves, Neo Soul) CD

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✨✧ SeshenFlames & Figures ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most soulful acts in years from the Tru Thoughts label – and that's saying a lot, given that most of their records are pretty darn soulful! Seshun have kind of a crispy, contemporary vibe – tunes that aren't afraid to hang onto a hook, but which also have all the forward-thinking production elements that you'd expect if you know any of their labelmates – a blend that makes the catchy lead female vocals still feel wonderfully fresh, and quite far from mainstream R&B. Bassist Akiyosi Ehara produced the record, but all the words were written by singer Lalin St Juste – whose charms are the real draw to our ears! Titles include "Distant Heart", "Right Here", "Spectacle", "Flames & Figures", "Already Gone", "Other Spaces", and "Firewalker". (New Grooves, Neo Soul) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition white vinyl – includes download!)
Also available Flames & Figures ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ HarleighbluFuturespective ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Harleighblu's vocals are in some wonderful company here – a host of different guests and producers who each give the individual tunes a special flavor – while still allowing the soulful lady to very much do her thing! The vocals are maybe even bolder than on the previous record – sometimes with the brashness of the best of the contemporary underground soul scene, sometimes with even more grit and a raspy quality that almost feels timeless – alongside help from SpectraSoul, Brother Mike, Audio Sparks, Captain Supernova, Azure, J-Felix, Lost Midas, and others. Titles include "Forget", "Another One", "Reverse", "For Fun", "Tell Em", "Meant To Be", "MMM", and "Real Good". CD

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✨✧ Harleighblu x StarkillerAmorine ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the sharpest set so far from Harleighblu – a record that's got the soul singer working here with Starkiller, who brings a sharpness to the music that really sets her vocals free! The lady's always had a bit of a bit in the way she puts over a tune, but that seems to be even more the case here – as the tunes bristle with this kind of crackling cosmic funk that has as much electricity as Harleighblu seems to bring to her vocals even without any sort of production help – a bristle to the music that keeps things nice and raw throughout! Titles include "Amorine", "Set Yourself Free", "Without You", "Middle Of The Road", "Life Fast Die Young", and "Finish Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Amorine ... CD 11.99
 
 
 



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