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Homelife - Flying Wonders/Wobbly Jack

Homelife Wobbly Jack
Homelife - Flying Wonders/Wobbly Jack
(12"/CDS) Ninja Tune ZEN12139/ZENCDS, 2003-08

Homelife est un groupe dingue, complètement fou, voilà c'est dit. "Wobbly Jack", extrait du "Flying Wonders Wobbly Jack EP", les voit jouer une polka enfièvrée que le collectif de Manchester a enregistré live en une prise: on dirait une version balkanique de Can sous coke... Si Ninja pouvaient sortir pendant encore longtemps des lapins magiques comme Homelife de leur chapeau, nous serions les dernier à nous en plaindre!
Note : 5/5

CDS Tracklisting :
01 Flying Wonders
02 Wobbly Jack | Download mp3
03 Fruit Machine
04 Eleven till Seven
B2 Eleven till Seven

12" Tracklisting:
A1 Flying Wonders
A2 Wobbly Jack
B1 Fruit Machine

12" Artwork:

CD Artwork:

Press Release :
Ninja have put out some, well, let's say some eccentric records over the last few years. And few were more eccentric than Homelife's "Flying Wonders". A giant collective from Manchester based around bassist Paddy Steer and guiatarists Tony Burnside and Simon King, their 2002 album combined classical training, folk, eastern melodies, latin rhythms and just about anything else you could think of into a suprisingly accessible psychedelic pop whole. Unsurprisingly, the record was critically acclaimed, with Gilles Peterson picking it as his album of the month on his "Worldwide" radio show.

Now comes the "Flying Wonders" EP, where, rather than recording the band in small groups in Steer's loft, 12 members of Homelife went to Moolah Rouge Studios and recorded two tracks from the album live, plus two completely new compositions.

The results are everything you would expect – a more fluid, relaxed reading of the Homelife blueprint which give you a taste of what their live show delivers time and again. Featuring more of the incredible vocals of Seaming To, plus the slightly more downbeat delivery of Burnside, the main thing you can say is that this is a fantastic ensemble enjoying playing together.

Have a listen...


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