Falling That You Know – JIM
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Falling That You Know – JIM

Falling That You Know – JIM

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Falling That You Know – JIM

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Falling That You Know - JIM

Since first emerging as part of Crazy P in the late s James Baron has released a lot of great music However hes previously put out very little quite like the Falling That You Know EP his first solo outing as JIM on NuNorthern Soul As those whove followed his career closely will tell you Baron has worked on a number of lauded projects outside of Crazy P including Ron Basejam his nudisco focused solo alias Secret Stealth a sampleheavy collaboration with Nottingham stalwart Bob Sadler and White Elephant a Balearicminded outfit featuring Crazy P partner Chris Todd and old friend Benjamin Smith The Falling That You Know EP sees Baron exploring an explicitly strippedback sensatory and softfocus sound It features a quartet of hazy home recordings created using little more than an acoustic guitar piano keyboard and some toy instruments belonging to his children The music stretched across the EP is warming wideeyed and picturesque with Baron showcasing his rarely heard singing voice as well as a fingerpicking guitar style hes spent the best part of months perfecting Those with a wideranging musical palette will spot subtle sonic references to some of Barons lesserknown musical inspirations including singersongwriters Ned Doheny and Nick Drake Theres a folksy homespun charm to the campfireready bliss of lovedup opener Falling That You Know where Baron delivers his own thoughtful lyrics atop shuffling shaker percussion layered acoustic guitar smooth bass synthstrings and sustained piano chords Arguably even more impressive is Phoenix a swelling simmering and sweeping semiacoustic cover of The Cult track of the same name featuring backing vocals from Crazy P chanteuse Danielle Moore Magical and mesmerizing Barons version takes the gothrock classic in a stunning sunsetready new direction Barons dedication to the fingerpicking style long associated with British and American folk music comes to the fore on Whisper in the Wind a future early evening singalong that gently builds across six spellbinding minutes From a delicate and paredback start Baron layers up instrumentation including additional guitar by White Elephants Benjamin Smith drums courtesy of Crazy P sticksman Matt Klose and his own mazy spacey synth lines Then theres closing cut You Know What To Say an effortlessly emotive tactile and atmospheric affair that cannily distils all that is good about Barons latest solo venture into three magical minutes It offers a near perfect end to an EP of rare pastoral beauty Gilles Peterson BBC Radio Worldwide This is great Thanks for sending Works mood is exact makes sense more please

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