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Jamie xx - In Colour

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Young Turks

Jamie xx - In Colour

$45.00

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In Colour is the debut studio album by English electronic producer Jamie xx, released in 2015 by Young Turks.

It was his first solo studio record, composed during a five-year period while a member of the indie pop band the xx.

In Colour received critical acclaim upon release. It was also named as one of the best albums of 2015 by several publications. Q magazine praised it as "an album so rich, complex and dazzlingly fluid" in a rave review, while Pitchfork Media's Mark Richardson called it a "dazzling culmination of Jamie xx’s last six years of work, gathering up elements of everything he’s done—moody ballads, floor-filling bangers, expansive and off-kilter collaborations with vocalists—and packing them tightly into a glittering ball that reflects spinning fragments of feeling back at us."

The album produced five singles: "Girl", "Sleep Sound", "Gosh", "Loud Places" and "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)".  - Wiki

"Jamie xx Is Singular and Sublime on Debut Solo LP, ‘In Colour’. ..  In Colour dares and succeeds most on tracks like “Hold Tight,” a nod to minimalist dubstep pioneer Burial’s barely-there textures and miniscule sound switch-ups. Jamie shares a less-is-more aesthetic with the enigmatic Untrue producer both as a speaker (he hasn’t even tweeted yet) and music-maker. On pirate-radio paean and album opener “Gosh” — a continual hammer-drop of scraping see-saws and samples from Lyn Collins’ “Think” — you don’t even recognize the other song’s snippet, which speaks to how meticulously Jamie xx has nurtured his predecessors’ place in his craft, while still keeping it resoundingly his own; he’s almost subsumed in the music. It is exceedingly rare to find a producer who does so much, with so little, that he distilled from, again, so much. If drugs are the backbone of beat-based music, as some argue, Jamie xx’s is the purest kind." - Spin

"The sampler is a memory machine. This is true in both the literal sense—memory is one of the device’s key specs, measuring how much sonic information it can hold in its "mind" at once—but also as a metaphor. When you capture and play back a sound, transposing it to a new context, you are "playing" the memories that have attached themselves to the original piece of music as much as you are playing a particular piece of sound. The producer Jamie Smith, better known to the world as Jamie xx, is a sampling artist and a memory artist. He does things with the music he's absorbed and with the associations that are embedded within it. So when we listen to his music, we aren’t just listening to music played by people in a room. We’re listening to his listening and hearing his hearing; he senses memories in certain sounds—some of which he was there to experience the first time, some of which have been handed down to him—and transforms them into something new and personal. ...

One of the great things about him is he works slow and gets everything just so, treating each project as the one chance to get it right. In Colour gets there: it’s the dazzling culmination of Jamie xx’s last six years of work, gathering up elements of everything he’s done—moody ballads, floor-filling bangers, expansive and off-kilter collaborations with vocalists—and packing them tightly into a glittering ball that reflects spinning fragments of feeling back at us." - Pitchfork

 

Item description:

Artist:

Jamie xx

Title:

In Colour

Label:

Young Turks

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album

Pressing:

UK

Release Date:

2015

Genre:

Electronica

Style:

House, UK Garage

Catalog No:

YTLP122

Condition:

New