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Ernesto A New Blues

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Mysterious one-name vocalist Ernesto dares to go where his album title points, where Moby claimed to go years ago but failed: into a new form of the blues for the 21st cenury. Ernesto‘s high, catchy voice was uniquely suited to the broken beat sound of Beanfield‘s Seek last year, but on A New Blues he finds a fuller expression of his vision of melding blues structures with future jazz/IDM electronics. Check out the DSP‘ed, microedited vocals, strangled bass, and swooping Herbie Hancock keys of "No More" for a précis: bringing the oldest forms of soul into line with the nu-est.