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Production trio and lovers of electronic LV have once more teamed up with singer Joshua Idehen for their new record, 'Islands', after successfully using his voice as a fractured imprint on their highly conceptual debut record, 'Routes'. This time, though, there's a sense that the vocals are at the forefront, rather than used in microscopic bursts -- it's a lyrical work in a different way, with a narrative that holds together more fluidly.
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UK production team LV join forces with British-Nigerian poet Joshua Idehen for the second time on 'Islands' following 2011's 'Routes' LP. This time round Idehen is taking a more central role as our lyrical tour guide on an introspective trip through modern London around which the producers have constructed a gritty minimal grime framework of hard digital beats, heavy bass and spooky synth melodies.
Some of the tracks, like 'Imminent' and 'Talk Trim' are very much on a grime tip (the former with some quite cool coupe decale-ish rhythmic touches) with Idehen ably playing the role of MC, but some of the more interesting moments come when they take things down a notch like in the woozy soul of 'Mistakes' or the amorphous monologuing of opener 'New Pen' or the weightless ambient drift colliding with hard-chopped vocal samples and skittering trap beats in 'Shake'. This is far more ambitious and imaginative than your average grime record, but also more understated, full of enough thought-provoking lyricism and imaginative production to keep you coming back for repeated listens.
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