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Jamie Lidell : What A Shame

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Nashville-residing British electro-soul prodigy Jamie Lidell will release his eponymous fifth album via longtime label Warp in February, and if lead single “What A Shame” is any indication it should be an altogether wilder affair than his last two – more restrained – long-players. Like the multicoloured face cast that decorates the sleeve, the song is kaleidoscopic, fragmented, with stuttering beats, pitch-shifted samples and strafing synths swirling around a typically impassioned vocal. It’s an explosive reminder that whilst he may be recognised primarily as a singer, Lidell is just as talented a producer, especially when he loosens up and lets his freak flag fly; listen 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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