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Quantic and Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro - Look Around The Corner - out on Tru Thoughts



Quantic and Alice Russell Look Around The Corner
Quantic and Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro - Look Around The Corner
(CD/2xLP/Digital) Tru Thoughts, 2012-04-02

The first single from Quantic and Alice Russell's upcoming album with the Combo Bárbaro, Look Around The Corner, felt to us like a marvelous and deep tribute to the late Charles Stepney (arranger and producer for Minnie Riperton, Terry Callier, Rotary Connection, Marlena Shaw, etc. - check this mix for more info) and we were expecting an album of the same type, quality-wise. Well no disappointment here, none at all, this is another killer album from Quantic and the Tru-Thoughts label, "pure sweet soul and blues, with overtones of gospel and folk music and the added Latin swing of the Combo Bárbaro", as the press release says. You're in for a big surprise though, since Alice Russell is not singing out of her powerful, knock-you-down voice, and embraced the opposite, full of self-control and near-reserve, reaching for example for a so seductive Dusty Springfield spirit on Here Again... Absolute class!The album will be released early april 2012, don't miss that train.

Quantic and Alice Russell Look Around The Corner
Quantic and Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro - Look Around The Corner
(CD/2xLP/Digital) Tru Thoughts, 2012-04-02

Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Barbaro - Look Around The Corner by Tru Thoughts

Tracklisting :
01. Look Around The Corner
02. Here Again
03. Travelling Song
04. Magdalena
05. I'll Keep My Light In My Window
06. Una Tarde en Mariquita
07. Interlude
08. Su Suzy
09. Boogaloo 33
10. Road To Islay
11. Similau
12. I'd Cry
13. Magdalena (Reprise)
14. Look Around The Corner (Reprise)

Links :
Quantic : official | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | vimeo | youtube
Alice Russell : official | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | twitter | wikipedia | youtube
Tru Thoughts : official | discogs | etchshop | facebook | myspace | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter | youtube


Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Barbaro - Look Around The Corner

Press Release :
Tru Thoughts Recordings are delighted to announce that the highly anticipated collaborative album by Quantic and Alice Russell, the label's two all-time biggest selling artists, is now finalised for a 2012 release.

Entitled 'Look Around The Corner', the album will be released on CD, double gatefold vinyl and digital on 2nd April; preceded by the lead single - the title track - out on deluxe 10” vinyl and digital on 20th February.

'Look Around The Corner' sees the duo of Quantic and Alice Russell revisiting the spirit of their hugely popular previous collaborations (with the Quantic Soul Orchestra, for example) but this time backed by Quantic's world-renowned Combo Bárbaro and recorded in Quantic's adopted home city of Cali, Colombia.

The combined talents of singer Alice Russell and producer/musician Will Holland (aka Quantic) have always been a match made in heaven, and the vibrant sound of this beautiful album is a fresh blend of pure sweet soul and blues, with overtones of gospel and folk music and the added Latin swing of the Combo Bárbaro.

Pushing the concept of their previous work together, they wanted to have a Latin undertone to the style. Rather like the soul records made in Miami and New York in the 70s, or the disco from the Bronx, it has the accent of Latin players but still a lot of the blues and soul sound; Chicago's Chess label was a big influence from a production aesthetic.

The record features Mike Simmonds (Alice Russell's regular strings guru who joined them in Colombia from London for the recording), as well as the revered pianist Alfredito Linares, bassist Fernando Silva and conga player Freddy Colorado, all from the Combo Bárbaro. Wilson Viveros, from coastal town Buenaventura, was an invited drummer - more known for playing timbales for Guayacan, Fruko and Joe Madrid, he is also an incredible kit drummer. Also on drums for some songs was Larry Joseph, a talented Jazz drummer who resides and plays in Cali. Alfredito is the instrumentalist star of the show, sprinkling his magical and charismatic brand of bluesy, boogaloo piano over the album.

Quantic and Alice Russell will be touring 'Look Around The Corner' extensively throughout the USA in March - April, followed by Europe and the UK in April - May; with a hand-picked band comprising members of the Combo Bárbaro and musicians from Alice's own band.

Both Alice Russell and Quantic have built up immense Worldwide followings for their solo projects, with over 400,000 record sales between them; and 'Look Around The Corner' is guaranteed to be met with excitement, surprise and delight by music fans from all corners of the globe.
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