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“Skeletons is a made up band. I kid you not - it doesn't exist. These musicians never stood in the studio together, they just passed through my house or left some scraps of sound behind after sessions we were working on. This record is like a guy, pieced together and ready for the bonfire.”
Benedic Lamdin is a musician, producer and engineer from London, UK. He has produced a string of LP's as Nostalgia 77 for Tru Thoughts Recording (UK), he also produces all the releases for his own label, Impossible Ark. In addition, he has worked with Elizabeth Shepherd, Alice Russell, Keith & Julie Tippett, to name a few. This time though he has summoned a new style of work with a heavily African influenced record: inspired by Fela Kuti's minor-key Afrobeat moves, Mulatu Astatke's Ethio-groove and what sounds like some vaguely Afro-jazzy Italian sound library joint.
“Some of the music here started life as commissions for a library music company, pastiches and forgeries paid for by the current vogue for a certain style of African jazz. Once I'd done a few though I couldn't stop, it was my default preoccupation, something for me once I'd finished working on other people’s albums. It was relaxation, something that didn't matter whether it worked or not. The whole LP was made like that, done in the time between recording jobs.”
Smile, was almost entirely written by Lamdin, whilst actually being played by various musicians as they passed through. The result is an incredible musical collage that has taken on its own identity.
released 31 August 2010
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