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Jamie Lidell - Building A Beginning


Over the last 15 years, Jamie Lidell has cemented his reputation as an artist refusing easyåÊcategorisation--and that restless spirit follows the British poly-genre wizard into BuildingåÊa Beginning, his sixth studio album and follow-up to 2013's wild-eyed self-titled effort.

Whereas Jamie Lidell was a full-body immersion into strident electro and pop sounds,åÊBuilding a Beginning is Lidell purifying himself in the waters of smooth, earthy psychedelicåÊsoul--think the subtle low end on Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, the swirling lovelinessåÊof Temptations' Cloud Nine, and the beatific radiance of Stevie Wonder, all imbued withåÊLidell's distinctive songwriting touch and impossibly gorgeous vocals.

Working with some of the best players in the game such as Pino Palladino (bass, D'Angelo,åÊPeter Gabriel, Eric Clapton), DaRu Jones (drums, Jack White), Pat Sansone (multi-åÊinstrumentalist, Wilco), Kudisan Kai, Traci Brown Bailey, and Tiffany Smith (backup-åÊvocals, Chaka Khan), production from Justin Stanley (Beck, Prince, Leonard Cohen, PaulåÊMcCartney) and Ben Ash (Two Inch Punch), mixing from Jake Aron (Le1f, Fort Lean) andåÊmost importantly from Jamie's wife, Lindsey Rome who was deeply involved co-writing allåÊthe albums incredibly personal lyrics, Lidell's raw talent is brought to the forefront.