Album review: Lord Echo 'Harmonies'

Kiwi producer Lord Echo's latest effort continues a penchant for dancefloor-tested tunes and grooves, a pick-and-mix collection of reggae, East and West African music, American funk and soul and stops in between.

It almost sounds dusty, consistent with his proclamation of a recording ethos steeped in a '60s analogue vibe.

Calling in a range of guest vocalists (including Leila Adu and Mara TK) adds to the eclectic, loose but polished feel of Harmonies, a place where woodwinds swirl (Life On Earth), disco beats battle with syncopated glockenspiels (The Sweetest Meditation) and flanged electric guitar and slapped bass underpin falsettos (Just Do You).

Lord Echo. Harmonies. Soundway.

Single download: I Love Music

For those who like: Sly and Robbie, Oscar Peterson


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