Album: Robert Mitchell 3IO, The Embrace (3IO RECORDS)

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Their previous album featured a great arrangement of Massive Attack’s “Teardrop”. This time round it’s Aphex Twin’s “Alberto Balsam”, “Twice” by Little Dragon and “Third Stream” by 4Hero, all of which twinkle brightly. There’s alsoa version of Bheki Mseleku’s “Cycles”and some closing Robert Schumann,but not all of the originals imprintthemselves so easily. As with many selffinancedand produced Brit-jazz albums,you wonder if an outsider could havepushed them harder.

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