Velour – Velour
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Velour – Velour

Velour – Velour


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Velour – Velour

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Velour - Velour

Easy rider come and take me higher When the world seemingly crumbles around music can provide an escape few other mediums can For their debut selftitled LP Velour effortlessly levitate you above the madness below each track taking a new turn cruising over hazy flecked skylines bustling walkways and bleary eyed bedlam A trajectory that takes in all of jazzs vibrancies blending elements of neo soul broken beat and hip hop coupled with a muchneeded sense of hope across nine deep soulsearching tracks released via WOLF Music RecordingsA style and sound taking influence from genres and moods environments and experiences Essenbased Velour stretch their legs for this their first full length album From the off they nestle you under their wing with the rustling sax washes of opener CPL before diving into an epic slomo burner swooping down into the chaos as singer Eva Czaya wistfully narrates the scenes beneath Unafraid to shift pace within songs the likes of Pose sauntering from soulful summer groove into woozy late night affair and Toms Garage that progresses from roadside recounting to grungy basement blowout finished with a sample of jazztinged dusty beats show that accomplished and adept heads rest on the shoulders of these relative newcomers WOLF Music mainstay Mr Fries continues to head up production for Velour his trademark touch capturing the intimacy of Velours sound presenting it in a way thats considered yet raw nothing feeling rushed nor cluttered A separation and space that gives each element the room it deserves to breathe with short interludes and skits providing the perfect bridge between tracks guiding you through smokey jazz bars and twilight whisperingsMoving through the album Czaya at points wanders in a serene spoken dialogue at others letting her voice loose but always with an ethereal demeanour that comes off with natural ease One of many highlights Anthonys Groove shows off this celestial prowess whilst perfectly embodying Velours dreamlike escapism A pent up release of creativity as moody bass tones mix with deft keys rolling snares sit behind swirling saxophonesThe journey ends with Luminate a transcendent closer laced with spaceechoed vocals that reverberate around overdriven Rhodes and fervish drums Cymbals crash as modulated synths rise building and building before easing you off into the night and on your way to a parallel universeAs a body of work Velour is a shining example of the freedom energy and enthusiasm of the new school of jazz thats been captivating minds the world over An instant on repeat staple let go feel the flow its what we need in a time like thisbr

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