Leila ‎– Blood Looms And Blooms

Warp Records ‎– warp cd167
CD, Album, Digipak

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Mollie 5:21
2 Time To Blow
Vocals [Sings] – Terry Hall
3 Little Acorns
Vocals [Sing] – Khemahl*, Thaon Richardson
4 Daisies, Cats And Spacemen
Vocals [Sings] – Roya Arab
5 Mettle
Guitar – Andy Cox, Justin Percival
6 Teases Me
Vocals [Sings] – Luca Santucci
7 Carplos 4:21
8 The Exotics
Vocals [Sings] – Seaming To
9 Deflect
Featuring – Martina Topley-BirdGuitar – Lance Shepherd
10 Norwegian Wood
Vocals [Sings] – Luca Santucci
11 Lush Dolphins 4:04
12 Ur Train
Vocals [Sings] – Luca Santucci
13 Young Ones
Cello – Zan LyonsClarinet – Kweku Aacht, Sabina Doobay
14 Why Should I?
Vocals [Sings] – Martina Topley-Bird, Terry Hall

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Released in expanded 8-panel digipak.
℗ © 2008 Warp Records Limited

Teases Me contains elements from Shalimar written by R.D.Burman. Used by permission.

Thanking You:
Ziba, Roya, Ali Akbar, my family in Iran;
All the people who so generously contributed to this record;
Ed Handley, Richard James, Graham Massey, Bjork Gudmundsdottir, Guy Sigsworth, Adam Skye, Leila M., Paul Tully, Donna Richardson, Grant Claridge Wilson, Gilles Peterson, Ian Wallman, Pat Maloney, Robin Lewis, Baby Ash, Seb Lewsley, Steve Beckett, Mandy Parnell at Electic mastering, Michael England for the artwork of dreams.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 801061016722
  • Matrix / Runout: EDC Blackburn Ltd WARPCD167   02
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0407
  • Other (Mould data): MADE IN THE UK

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
warpLp167 Leila Blood Looms And Blooms(2x12", Album) Warp Records warpLp167 UK 2008 Sell This Version
WARPLP 167 Leila Blood, Looms & Blooms(LP, W/Lbl) Warp Records WARPLP 167 UK 2008 Sell This Version
brc 203 Leila Blood Looms And Blooms(CD, Album, Sam) Beat Records brc 203 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
warpcd167p Leila Blood Looms And Blooms(CD, Album, Promo) Warp Records warpcd167p UK 2008 Sell This Version
WARPCD167P Leila Blood, Looms & Blooms(CDr, Album, Promo, Wat) Warp Records WARPCD167P UK 2008 Sell This Version



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September 14, 2011

After a long absence, Leila re-emerges on Warp with BLOOD, LOOMS & BLOOMS. The grinding and twinkling on "Mollie" shows she's not lost her taste for abstraction, and Terry Hall's appearance on "Time to Blow" demonstrates her love of setting vocals into strange settings. For definitive proof, listen to the the little wisps of vocals that punctuate the bizarro breaks on "Little Acorns," or how the over-poetic torch song "Daisies, Cats And Spacemen" stretches out over the drum breaks and plucked bass. Leila also expands her sonic palette, diving head-first into jangly noise guitars with "Mettle," or the slinky Yma Sumac-like "The Exotics" (with Ninja Tune staple Seaming To standing in for Sumac). But the mutant R&B that marked her first albums is still here (along with vocalist Luca Santucci) on "Teases Me," as is the off-kilter wobbliness, like "Lush Dolphins," and neo-classical sensibilities ("Young Ones"). But even better yet is the new: Martina Topley-Bird offering her voice for "Deflect" (which sort of rocks out) and "Why Should I?," which has a archaic beauty. A totally fascinating album.