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Album of the Month - December 2018

AMOR - Sinking Into A Miracle

The debut album from Glaswegians Richard Youngs (vocals), Michael Francis Duch (bass), Paul Thomson (percussion/drums) and Luke Fowler (synths/keys), is a playful and mysterious piece, spilling over with funky optimism and blissed out beats.

The strands of melody play and shift around as a dancing bass drags you on to the (surely) flashing dancefloor. Handclaps and percussion permeate throughout, embellishing the tracks with infectious accoutrement. The vocals have a face-to-sun euphoria. They call out while funk-synths whoop and thrumming drums rattle. The loops carry you along in a river of laidback shuffling carnival Afro-grooves.

An enveloping album splashed with new-age positivity, a clear-eyed glimpse of the future powered by mutant disco rhythms, plaintive piano and hypnotic mantras.

Albums of the Month

2. Charles Bradley - Black Velvet

3. Jon Spencer - Spencer Sings The Hits

4. Ed Harcourt - Beyond The End

5. Beans On Toast - A Bird In The Hand

6. Grapetooth - Grapetooth

8. Rosali - Trouble Anyway

9. Straight Arrows - On Top!

10. Vera Sola - Shades