Jamie Lidellby Jamie Lidell
For a superb soul singer, Jamie Lidell is uncommonly good at production -- and conversely, for a great producer, he has an incredible voice. Accordingly, his solo material and occasional collaborative projects always inhabit some common ground between the two. His self-titled solo album for Warp is slightly more a production album than a voice album, although all of
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Jamie Lidell is pretty much in his element with his new self titled album. The production values travel back to a time when synthesizers were plentiful and excessively used, yet you get none of the over used glossy metallic layers here. Typical of Lidell, he floats through programmed but very groovable feet movers, for which Jamie incorporates his unique brand of intricate and sometimes cryptic lyrics. Yet this new album doesn't quite strike me in the way the Jim album did, in the since that it was a complete departure of his previous works. With Jim, classic R&B, electronic funk and soul were mashed together with cohesion. The Jamie Lidell club banger is a return to form however.