In Colour (LP)


Jamie xx

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Amoeba Review

06/01/2015

Producer and member of The xx Jamie Smith has just released a game-changing debut LP. Favoring melody and atmosphere over simply having a nice beat, In Colour is able to wrangle a wide variety of sounds into a living, breathing whole. Tracks like “Gosh” layer found sounds and field recordings underneath appealing synth lines. Mellower tracks like “Sleep Sound” and “SeeSaw” are terrific after-hours jams, like passing out outside a rave and letting the beats pulse through your dreams. The xx member Oliver Sim shows up to lend his narcotic vocals to the noirish “Stranger in a Room,” while fellow xx singer Romy Madley Croft smears black mascara all over the heartbreak beat of “Loud Places,” which makes wonderful use of a sample of Idris Muhammad’s “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This” on the song’s rousing chorus. Though it’s a bit jarring to hear rapper Young Thug and dancehall artist Popcaan on the following track “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times),” the song itself is a worthy hip-hop crossover that enlivens the album as a whole. It may sound cheesy, but In Colour really does prove that trip-hop, post-punk, house and hip-hop can call reside under the same roof, as Smith expertly strings these sounds together into new nocturnal anthems. It’s not too soon to call this a new electronic masterwork.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Gosh
Jamie xx 04:51
2.
Sleep Sound
Jamie xx 03:52
3.
SeeSaw Feat. Romy Madley Croft
Jamie xx , Romy Madley Croft 04:28
4.
Obvs
Jamie xx 03:51
5.
Just Staying
Jamie xx 01:23
6.
Stranger In A Room Feat. Oliver Sim
Jamie xx , Oliver Sim 02:57


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Hold Tight
Jamie xx 04:03
2.
Loud Places Feat. Romy Madley Croft
Jamie xx , Romy Madley Croft 04:43
3.
I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) Feat. Young Thug & Popcaan
Jamie xx , Young Thug , Popcaan 03:33
4.
The Rest Is Noise
Jamie xx 04:58
5.
Girl
Jamie xx 04:05

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