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The Jazz returns with album No. 4 and a feast for fans of classic liquid-funk elegance which darts in and out of the d’n’b borderlands. From goosebumpy, slender vocal piano ballads (‘Walk Away’) to celestial 150bpm rolling old-skool dancefloor voyages (‘Love Everlasting’), the sound palette is a little deeper and warmer than before, with the kind of oceanic bassline rushes and crisp rolling liquid snares (‘January Silence’ ‘Clarity of Thought’) that will delight Technimatic and Spectrasoul fans. Jazz’s trademark interludes pop up throughout – miniature patchworks taking in blues, jazz and instrumental cuteness – but the album also shades into new experimental territory. The disrupted percussion on ‘Life Your Life’ – which trips and stumbles along above effortlessly rich strings and organic bass pluckings – reminds us of Lynx’s off-kilter brilliance, and suggests there’s yet more to come from a delightfully trend-proof producer.
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