Exclusively pressed privately & limited to 200 copies.
An enticing taste of the upcoming debut album ‘Eventual Reality’ by The James L’Estraunge Orchestra. Brainchild of Scottish producer Ricky Reid, pianist on both 6th Borough Project albums and one half of the Soul Renegades alongside Craig Smith, The James L’Estraunge Orchestra is “the band that never was”, lovingly pieced together from a series of late-night studio sessions with some incredibly talented jazz and classical players. Best described as jazz arranged with dance music sensibilities, The James L’Estraunge Orchestra sound is warm and organic; atmospheric and at times somewhat bleak, a perfect reflection of the remote log cabin in which it was created.
Immediately iconic both musically and lyrically, ‘Closer’ is a powerful commentary on today’s selfregarding, materialistic world with a strong message of hope for a better tomorrow. Combining lush, live instrumentation and climactic, cinematic composition, Closer’s emotive, almost Springsteenlike vocals are performed by Ricky Reid himself. ‘Groovin’ You’ covers a classic from Harvey Mason: a bass led, heavyweight instrumental jazz-dance workout featuring some impressive brass and woodwind solos bolstered by spine- tingling string swells and tight, rolling drums.
Look out for the the album ‘Eventual Reality’ dropping late summer 2017; find more information about The James L’Estraunge Orchestra at www.bbemusic.com
For Fans Of: Nostalgia 77, Gilles Peterson, The Cinematic Orchestra, Bonobo, Saint Germain.
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Artist The James L'Estraunge Orchestra Label BBE Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 12" Genre Disco, Funk, Soul Release Date 24 Jul 2017 Track 1 Position A Track 1 Title Closer Track 1 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/BBEJLO/Closer.mp3 Track 2 Position B Track 2 Title Groovin' You Track 2 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/BBEJLO/Groovin+You.mp3 Track 3 Position No Track 3 Title No Track 3 Preview URL No Track 4 Position No Track 4 Title No Track 4 Preview URL No Track 5 Position No Track 5 Title No Track 5 Preview URL No Track 6 Position No Track 6 Title No Track 6 Preview URL No Track 7 Position No Track 7 Title No Track 7 Preview URL No Track 8 Position No Track 8 Title No Track 8 Preview URL No Track 9 Position No Track 9 Title No Track 9 Preview URL No Track 10 Position No Track 10 Title No Track 10 Preview URL No Track 11 Position No Track 11 Title No Track 11 Preview URL No Track 12 Position No Track12 Title No Track 12 Preview URL No