|1.||"Stay Put" (2:43)|
|2.||"So It Shall Be" (4:29)|
|1.||"Rough Landing" (3:16)|
|2.||"Je T'aime Beaucoup" (3:15)|
Viennese artist Klaus Waldeck was once a prolific producer of what he calls "earthy downtempo beats", but in recent years his releases have been few and far between. In fact, this is his first vinyl missive for two years. He starts in confident fashion via the bluesy, swing-time jazz vibes of "Stay Put" before underpinning an Afro-jazz cut with off-kilter house beats and exotic organ lines on the fine "So It Shall Be". Over on the flipside, Waldeck's assembled musicians switch to up-tempo jazz-soul mode on the clarinet-sporting "Rough Landing", while "Je T'aime Beaucoup" is a gentle and laidback affair full of live hip-hop beats, Nina Simone style vocals, simmering strings and dub delays that stretch out into the sunset and well beyond.
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