The Sleepwalking Society

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Along with the ever-widening color palette of Nostalgia 77's investigation of jazz, creator and leader Benedic Lamdin has established himself as a producer of merit. In recent years, he's helmed two albums that have in turn directly influenced The Sleepwalking Society's direction: Lizzy Parks' excellent This and That, and British singer/songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols' gentle masterpiece Strange Faith and Practice. Lamdin introduces listeners to yet another fine vocalist: German songstress Josa Peit; he also composes or co-writes all these tunes, plays guitar, organ, and produces. Frequent collaborators Riaan Vosloo bass and string arrangements, Tim Giles drums, Mark Hanslip ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Along with the ever-widening color palette of Nostalgia 77's investigation of jazz, creator and leader Benedic Lamdin has established himself as a producer of merit. In recent years, he's helmed two albums that have in turn directly influenced The Sleepwalking Society's direction: Lizzy Parks' excellent This and That, and British singer/songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols' gentle masterpiece Strange Faith and Practice. Lamdin introduces listeners to yet another fine vocalist: German songstress Josa Peit; he also composes or co-writes all these tunes, plays guitar, organ, and produces. Frequent collaborators Riaan Vosloo bass and string arrangements, Tim Giles drums, Mark Hanslip flute, Ross Stanley piano & organ, James Allsopp saxophones and clarinet, Fulvio Sigurta trumpet and horn arrangements, Natalie Rosario cello, and guests round out this edition of Nostalgia 77. As an album, The Sleepwalking Society is perfectly balanced in construction and articulation. Peit's smoky, near vibrato-less alto walks an undulating line between Dinah Washington's slippery restraint and Nina Simone's ethereal middle-period contralto. Peit creates pure atmosphere with that voice; her phrasing underscores every line with poetic meaning. "Sleepwalker" is based on a minor-key blues shuffle. It features wonderful baritone saxophone and B-3 fills under Peit's taut, emotionally charged delivery. On "Beautiful Lie," she bridges the chasm in a jazz group that winds trippy Baroque folk and spine-slipping soul into the mix. "Golden Morning" is offered with a haunted, skeletal blues vibe; adorned only by an upright bass, a military snare beat, and a kick drum. "When Love Is Strange," with its angular funky breaks, mournful New Orleans-style horns, and a swelling B-3, is possessed of by an eerie sense of nameless, forgotten chanteuses singing in long-emptied Berlin jazz clubs left to ruin, without sounding nostalgic. "Blue Shadow"'s lithe funky backbeat is adorned by cello, clarinet, B-3, nylon-string guitar, and understated bassline until the chorus, when the brass kicks in hard. Peit swings the lyric from the bellybone until its drips from her mouth. The Sleepwalking Society is a stunner; a jazz-pop record with brilliant R&B and folk undertones woven throughout. Lamdin's pushed himself further than ever, melding disparate genres and arrangements effortlessly; and in the process, he's brought to light yet another stellar song stylist in Peit.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2011
  • Label: Tru Thoughts
  • EAN: 5060205151247
  • Catalog Number: 515124
  • Sales rank: 65,247

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sleepwalker (3:47)
  2. 2 Beautiful Lie (4:06)
  3. 3 Simmerdown (3:27)
  4. 4 Golden Morning (2:12)
  5. 5 When Love is Strange (3:04)
  6. 6 Blue Shadow (3:40)
  7. 7 Mockingbird (4:57)
  8. 8 Cherry (4:07)
  9. 9 Hush (8:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nostalgia 77 Primary Artist
James Allsop Clarinet, Saxophone, Help
Kate Williams Piano
Tim Giles Drums
Mark Hanslip Flute
Dave Smith Percussion
Benedic Lamdin Organ, Guitar, Percussion
Riaan Vosloo Bass
Kaz Simmons Guitar
Fulvio Sigurta Trumpet, Help
Ross Stanley Organ, Piano
Natalie Rosario Cello
Josa Peit Vocals
Technical Credits
Stephen Kenny Artwork
Robert Luis Management
Lewis Hopkin Mastering
Benedic Lamdin Composer, Producer, Engineer
Riaan Vosloo Writer, String Arrangements
Paul Jonas Management
Josa Peit Composer
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