Tuesday, 18 January 2011

More from Twisted Tongue

Rapidly following up their critically acclaimed debut single and   album (DMC Album of the Week, **** Record Collector), Twisted Tongue are set to release their new album, ‘A Return to Space’, on Acid Jazz Records on 24th January.

The album is preceded by a leader single of the album title track ‘A Return to Space’, available on 12” vinyl and download from Acid Jazz Records on January 17th.
Side-stepping the p-funk and psyche soul that coursed through their first offering, core mambers Dave Jay & Mark Dalton provide a wider palette of production  techniques on their  second LP, complementing their line-up with intoxicating female vocalist Johanna Lee and collaborating with the likes of Ray Mang (DFA), Andy Dragazis (Blue States), Simon O’Grady (Grand Union) and Nick Ingram (The Yeah You’s) to create a potent mix of hard-edged soul, rock and out-‘n’-out pop. From the ‘Moroder meets psyche’ leanings of album opener  ‘I Bury the Living’, through to the melancholy, lo-fi folk/soul epic ‘I’ve Seen Better Days’ and on to unexpectedly bold covers of Seattle’s Pigeonhed and afro-funk legend Charly Kingson, Twisted Tongue have audaciously extended their musical  remit, providing an album that fuses the acoustic and electronic to dazzling effect.

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    A Return To Space (Acid Jazz)

    The second album by production duo Dave Jay and Mark Dalton continues their P-funk and psych-soul adding, as the title suggests, a dose of space acid grooves, roping in Johanna Lee to contribute soulful vocals on I’ve Seen Better Days, The Full Sentence and title track while the rapping squelchy cosmic funk of Mindbeam (Part 3) features contributions from Jr and Nick Ingram. Sounding like Seal in a flotation chamber with a psychedelic soul groove and bluesy guitars, the (mostly) instrumental I Bury The Living will delights 70s jazz rock fans and Nimele Bolo is the sort of thing you’d imagine going down a storm if they had raves on the space station, but its stylistic dichotomy could also prove its downfall."

    Mike Davies (Brum Beat)