Considering they are only a year into their releasing life, Archie Pelago sound like a full-bodied outfit that have been in the game for years. Surfacing on the equally fledgling Mister Saturday Night imprint, this three track EP moves between warm, dancing-friendly stomp and dislocated ambience, all rendered through a canny sampling, treatment, but most importantly playing of organic instrumentation. Sax, cello and trumpet work their way into crackly beats, finding the most tangible groove on "Brown Oxford" thanks to a crisp double bass but in more esoteric climes on "Alice". "Frederyk Swerl" spreads itself across the b-side with an elongated excursion into shapeless flutters and scribbles of jazzed-out expressions that suit the talents of the three-piece perfectly.
Spacewalker (Balance), Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin, Mister Saturday Night, West Norwood Cassette Library, Remiribe, AntonZap, FabioDellaTorre (Minimono/Bosconi), Daniel Andreasson, Juno Recommends Broken Beat Nu Jazz, Dj Rame Pastaboys, Leri Ahel, Policy, Joe Montana, Young Adults, ARCHIE PELAGO
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