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Ombre : Believe You Me

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Asthmatic Kitty label-mates Julianna Barwick and Helado Negro became friends during a joint tour back in 2010, during which they vowed to collaborate one day on a proper studio album; that day comes on August 21 with the release of Believe You Me, the duo’s debut album as Ombre. Incorporating elements of both artists’ solo material – Barwick’s church-choir harmonies and luminescent ambience, Negro’s dusty Latin psych-folk – it’s a beautiful little album that uses a base-coat of acoustic instruments (guitar, piano, harp, trumpet) and programmed beats recall a whole host of influences, from Miles Davis and Gilberto Gil to Brian Eno and Grizzly Bear; the ideal soundtrack to a lazy, hazy Summer afternoon, these ten inobtrusive gems will burrow under your skin and colour your soul like a sun-tan. Listen to “Cara Falsa” below:

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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