LV & Joshua Idehen - Routes album FLAC
For their debut album Routes, evasive London trio LV have again teamed up with vocalist Joshua Idehen for a follow-up to last year’s collaborative 38 EP. The results are nothing short of excellent. While LV may be best known for their output on Kode 9’s Hyperdub label, Keysound is the perfect home for this album
LV & Joshua Idehen has been played over 10 times on NTS, first on 30 September 2014. LV & Joshua Idehen's music has been featured on 11 episodes.
When Idehen does speak, he commands attention. Talk loud, not properly," he intones on album opener "New Pen," and that seems to be his motto for the brasher half of Islands, twisting words and phrases with giddy aplomb. The best moments of the verbally dense "Talk Trim," for example, come from his wordless onomatopoeia. There are quieter tracks, too, where his voice nears a whisper. But it's a worthy trade-off: Islands might not have the far-reaching social insights of Routes, but it shows that Idehen's personal world is almost as gripping. Published, Thu, 25 Sep 2014.
But Joshua Idehen doesn't just feel like a tacked-on guest to Routes, it's his album as much as LV's; his contributions are charming, measured and crucial to the album's success. The ambition of Routes is clear - it evidently aspires to rhapsodise and encapsulate all that's good and bad about life in 21st century London. And you know what? It pretty much succeeds.
Joshua Idehen added a new photo. 26 June ·. My one man scratch show, "Oi, Barman" This Friday/Saturday, . 0 at The Roundhouse. 14 May ·. As we work on some new bits LV and myself are have a clearance sale. Vinyls and CDs on cheap. LV & Josh Idehen - Islands, by LV & Joshua Idehen.
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|LDN022||LV & Joshua Idehen||Routes (12xFile, MP3, Album, 320)||Keysound Recordings||LDN022||UK||2011|
|LDN022||LV & Joshua Idehen||Routes (CD, Album)||Keysound Recordings||LDN022||UK||2011|