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Various Artists Irma on Canvas: Exhibition #2

Having heard the excellent Volcov-compiled Irma compilation' had high hopes for Irma's latest release. It's not quite as accessible, but chances are that's where the Exhibition title comes in. Repeat listens provided a better view of its broad scope and more adventurous nature. Whereas Volcov's genius was in juxtapositions, Exhibition #2 seems like the efforts of a thorough "dig," as sublime remixes of Nubian Mindz and the Easy Access Orchestra cozy up next to the likes of Tibet's United Peace Voices and Japan's Soul Bossa Trio. It's almost frustrating the way these songs seem so unique in their own right, yet share space with each other so well. It's all down to Irma and the breathing room they give the material. Give this exhibition the same courtesy.

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