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Though he started out as a producer of what All Music Guide cutely terms “groovy experimental techno,” and gained recognition as half of Super_Collider (with Cristian Vogel), Jamie Lidell is now better known for his neo-soul stylings and genre-jumping excursions. His 2008 release, Jim, was lauded for its resemblance to late-’60s Southern soul as purveyed by fellow Brits like Jamiroquai and Amy Winehouse.
On his Myspace page, Lidell defines his sound as “Prince serenading Moodyman while Otis Redding and Aphex Twin watch Wattstax”. He gained a reputation for performing solo, programming parts electronically and singing over them, though he also tours with a band and records with a cast of collaborators that include Beck, Feist, and Wilco keyboardist Pat Sansone. His newest album is titled Compass, worriedly multi-talented artist finds time for everything from R&B to hard rock to the type of gut-bucket experimental rock that Tom Waits would be proud of.
Pitchfork : “George Lewis, Jr., who records under the moniker Twin Shadow, is one of the latest signees to Terrible Records, the imprint started by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor. The catchy and new wavey "Castles in the Snow" subtly shifts between organic and synthetic textures, with guitars bumping into synths and drum machines next to tambourines.”
Stereogum : “His press materials point toward the krautworks of Can and Kraftwerk as inspirations, possibly because Lewis logged time in Berlin before returning here and launching this project. Maybe you can hear a bit of them in the bass-picked breakdown and chilly synths lining the track’s high end, but once filtered through Twin Shadow’s emotional vocals and intermittent guitars it all comes out more like if Junior Boys moved to the 11211.”
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