|6.||"Barking Trees (Lucan's Song)"|
Osunlade seems to be mellowing with age, or at least gaining an appreciation of the potential of pop music. While Peacock, his seventh album, still boasts plenty of his usual influences - think shuffling, African-tinged rhythms, Balearic acoustics, hazy jazz, complex electronic melodies and soulful vocals - it seems an altogether tighter and accessible set than much of his back catalogue. Its' eight tracks are all crackers, with "Change" - in which he does a passable impression of Prince, both vocally and musically - standing out from the crowd. Best of all, though, is "Better Man", a loose chunk of jazz-flecked broken soul that recalls the eccentric producer's finest moments.
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