Real World Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
The second LP from The Breath shows face on Real World (Peter Gabriel, Loney Dear). As with previous album Carry Your Kin, the pair of Rioghnach Connolly (Afro Celt Sound System) and Stuart McCallum (Cinematic Orchestra) have constructed a selection of sweet neo-folk songs centred around showcasing Connolly’s fabulously expressive voice. Fans of Laura Marling and Cate Le Bon should turn their attentions this way.
Loney Dear is the nom de plume of Swedish lad Emil Svanängen. Here on his seventh album he delves further into his enigmatic elegant musical world however we are promised a rebirth with this new albums and the first fruits of something new. What could it be? Maybe we should all listen and find out.
- Vinyl LP (LPRW218)
- Coloured vinyl
Les Amazones D’Afrique are a broad collective of some of the most amazing female West-African musicians, using a range of African styles along with re-appropriated dub sounds and hip-hop beats. The resulting album, République Amazone is a strong statement and an amazingly rich listen. Released on Real World.
Spiro have so far released eight full length albums, and Repeater is a combination of tracks picked from four of their Real World albums. The records featured on this album are Pole Star, Lightbox, Kaleidophonica and Welcome Joy And Welcome Sorrow, all of which have been credited for their traditional folk sound alongside a minimalist, contemporary and acoustic vibrancy. Available on Vinyl LP.
Expansive electro-acoustic compositions from composer John Metcalfe. Having written string arrangements for the likes of Morrisey and The Pretenders, The Appearance Of Colour showcases an alternate side to his style. With a polyrhythmic bent leaning towards Reich and Glass, this involving album brings to mind the solo work of Mark McGuire. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Real World.
The salubrious sounds of Portico Quartet are presented in two different ways here. LP 1 is a live recording focussing on recent material performed in the larger venues to which the band now frequent. LP 2 expands on a different aspect of their sound by virtue of a series of remixes, including takes from Luke Abbott and Sbtrkt. Double wax from Real World Records.