Tenderlonious ‎– Caramel

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Sounds Of The Universe ‎– SOTU 009
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition, Numbered, 180g
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Tracklist

A Caramel 8:59
B1 Something Different (Vocal) 4:08
B2 Something Different (Instrumental) 6:10

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This is the new extremely limited 300 copies WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE to customers of Sounds Of The Universe/Soul Jazz Records 12" single - the latest in our unique and highly sought-after and collectible Art +Sound 12" set of releases. Hand-numbered, pressed on 180gram vinyl. Includes a download code and 12 x 12" print by brazilian artist and photographer Brisa Chander.

Previous singles in the Art+Sound Sounds of The Universe 12" series are from Aybee, Kassem Mosse, Hieroglyphic Being, Andres, Blludd Relations, Heatsick and Tevo Howard.

Rising mega-talent Tenderlonious is a South London multi-instrumentalist and vocalist associated with the growing talents of Mo Kolours, Al Dobson Jr, Jeen Bassa, Reginald Ommas Mammode IV, and Henry Wu -- many of whom have been grouped under the banner of the 22a label he founded.

The tracks he’s provided for us layer sweet soulfulness with louche RnB and a heap of jazz. MPC, bass clarinet, rhodes, and indian flute are played live with an un-quantised, one-take approach -- sort of like Madlib’s yesterday’s new quintet and Theo Parrish colliding at the crossroads of house and hip-hop.

With the melodic insights in these improvised arrangements, it’s not surprising to learn of a reverence for the Eastern jazz sound of Yusef Lateef, Eric Dolphy, Abdullah Ibrahim, as much inspired by the sampling habits of J Dilla aswell as his studies with saxophone greats like Israeli legend Gilad Atzmon, Ronie Scott alum Pat Crumly, Tom Whitehead, and Jean Toussaint.

On "Caramel" these influences ripen - as a punchy, rattling rhythm track slowly spreads into a mesh of heavily jazzed keys and percolating bass. "Something Different" scales things down, matching a meandering bassline -- like a screwed version of Lil Louis’ Nice n Slo -- with falsetto vocals sweetly treated for a South London take on Sa-Ra. The extended Instrumental version cranks up the peripheral sound effects, swirling through Rhodes padding before fading into a teasing bonus sketch.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: SOTU 009A BE45617-01B 1 TRANSITION
  • Matrix / Runout: SOTU 009B BE45617-01A 1 TRANSITION

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October 24, 2014
DO NOT BUY FROM THE IDIOTS LISTING THIS AT £50-odd. STILL AVAILABLE HERE FOR A TENNER:
http://www.soundsoftheuniverse.com/releases/?id=38209
To the flippers -- you're proper Discogs knobs, you know that??