Album Title: Deep Songs Artist: The Man Who Laughs Catalogue no: F-IRECD38 Date of Release: 25/10/2010 Price: 9.99 GBP
Rich earthy vocals spliced with futuristic, metallurgic soundcapes from jazz noir duo, The Man Who Laughs. Experimental, electronic, jazz noir duo, The Man Who Laughs launches its much-anticipated debut album, Deep Songs.The ‘quirky loveliness’ of Fumi Okiji’s vocals coupled with Stefano Kalonaris’s inventive use of guitar, samples and sound, break the mould of jazz interpretation. The duo traverses the history of jazz, from blues to free, in its attempt to rejuvenate the standard through contemporary sensibility but with deep respect for the tradition. The album includes reworking of Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Lady, the little-played, beautiful Eclipse by Charles Mingus and a barely-recognisable version of the Dixieland favourite, Sweet Georgia Brown. Electronic music, effects, live loops and samples are used to breathe new life to these, other favourite and not so well-known jazz standards. Expect rich, earthy vocals spliced with futuristic, metallurgic soundscapes and a hint of outer space.