LAL Warm Belly, High Power
- Words: Rob Geary
- Label: Public Transit
Around the time trip-hop went incognito as "downtempo," boy-girl duo LAL dropped Corners, a breaks-and-vocals effort that unjustly vanished. Five years on, Warm Belly, High Power sends Rosina Kazi‘s lush and nuanced vocals through a conceptual tour of Southeast Asia across the four seasons. Nick Murray keeps the beats up to the high standards of today‘s future jazz programming-check the warped shuffle of "Dancing the Same," the winding bass and negative space in "Creep" or the softly evolving slow-mo jungle dub "Brown Eyed Warrior"-while deftly integrating guest percussionists on tablas, sitars and more. Hot like slow summer nights.
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