Quantic – ?Apricot Morning? – [Tru Thoughts Recordings] 33 rpm
Hunter Gatherer 1/5/2005 12-inch, A Library
Apricot Morning is the 2nd full-length release by Quantic, a.k.a. UK-based producer and musical busy-bee Will Holland. This LP was released in 2002, when Mr. Holland was 22. (We have his 3rd LP, Mishaps Happening, in A on 12″ vinyl.)
In math a ‘quantic? is an algebraic function containing two or more variables. This seems appropriate to me because this release combines elements such as Latin and Afro beats, rap, and soul to come up with a music that is fresh and full of life.
Long-time collaborator Alice Russell sings on what I think are two of the best tracks on the album (B1 and C2). Aspects, a hip hop crew from Bristol, appear on B3. EQ appears on the Latin-inflected A3. His sisters, Jill and Lucy even help out with sax and double bass.
You’re sure to find something to fit your mood, as long as you are in the mood for dancing around.
Instrumentals: A1, A2, B2, C3, D1
(Other Will Holland projects include: The Quantic Soul Orchestra, Quantic Live, and Limp Twins.)
you heard it 70 times on kfjc! most recently:
- 719 days ago, Thee Opinataur played A3 Brand New Watusi
- 881 days ago, Ann Arbor played A2 Transatlantic
- 1361 days ago, Mind Surfer played C2 Sweet Calling
- 1366 days ago, Mickey Slim played B2 Wider than the Sky
- 1427 days ago, Slartibartfast played A1: Apricot Morning
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