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Paco Sala — Put Your Hands On Me
φ•φ Dítě trip–hopu, ale bez kýčovité ozdoby. Ledová duše, která krystalizuje ve středně–mírně dabovaných beatech a mlhavé atmosféře.
φ•φ Udělej si svůj letní aktuální dreamscape a uvidíme se na druhé straně. Location: Hackney, London, Britain (UK)
Genre/Style: Avant Beat, Avant Pop, Avant Soul, Electronic
Aliases: Antony Harrison, Arev Konn, Konntinent
Album release: May 26th, 2014
Record Label: Digitalis Recordings
01. Impossible Places 3:41
02. Put Your Hands On Me 3:47
03. Imperial Needs 4:04
04. President 2:16
05. The ACO 3:15
06. Jonny Silverhands 3:51
07. Peace Keeper 6:41
08. Sausalito 4:12
09. Salvo 4:19
10. Or Lan Do 3:17
φ•φ London’s Antony Harrison and Birch (who used to go by the name Leyli) have reportedly “dissected and reassembled” their sound since debut LP Ro–Me–Ro, which also came out on Digitalis. The label describes it as “steeped in violence,” prominently featuring Birch’s vocals loud and quiet, and inspired by R&B and no wave.
φ•φ Producer — Antony Harrison
φ•φ Vocals — Marie–Pascale Hardy
φ•φ Initial copies on transparent pink vinyl (this)
φ•φ Mastered by John Tejada
φ•φ Cut to vinyl at D&M
φ•φ Artwork by Marie–Pascale Hardy.
φ•φ Paco Sala has come a long way since the dusty beats of their debut, "Ro–Me–Ro." The duo of Antony Harrison and the rechristed Birch (formely Leyli) dissected and reassembled their sound during the two years "Put Your Hands On Me" was written and recorded. This album, their second, runs deeper and is far more collaborative in all aspects.
φ•φ "Put Your Hands On Me" is steeped in violence, sometimes subtle and sometimes overt. Scars left from a brutal past play victim to the minor–chord synth swells and complex rhythms. In between whispers, Birch howls with a vengeance. Her voice provides a counterweight to Harrison’s gunshot–fed beats and glowing synths. φ•φ Each hushed tone or whispered lyric is bathed in smokey neon hues, lost in a binge–fueled haze. φ•φ Album opener “Impossible Places” melts disparate influences from anime soundtracks to contemporary R&B to 80s no–wave into a cathartic reverie while the cryptic melodies of “Jonny Silverhands” soundtrack the coming dystopian future. φ•φ Birch’s voice is soft and sultry against the sharp synths and rhythms of “The ACO,” acting as a barrier between the perpetrator and a sea of bubbling rage. There’s a scattered diversity to “Put Your Hands On Me” yet it never loses its cohesive thread. It's a massive album, meticulously assembled and masterfully engineered. Paco Sala aren't fucking around any longer.
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